McCauley commits to Nebraska

Destin McCauley won five state championships at Apple Valley (Photo/The Guillotine)

After much speculation, Destin McCauley, a top recruit from the Class of 2011, has made his college decision. He will be enrolling at Nebraska, he announced on his Twitter page on Sunday night.

McCauley considered a handful of schools in addition to Nebraska, including Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. He is expected to compete at 149 pounds.

It's the third college commitment for the 20-year-old McCauley. He originally committed to Wisconsin as a high school senior in October of 2010 before enrolling at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. Just over a year later, in November of 2011, McCauley announced that he would be enrolling at Iowa State. But after another year at the OTC, McCauley asked for his release from Iowa State.

McCauley was a five-time state champion and six-time state finalist at Apple Valley (Minn.) High School. He has been a Junior National freestyle champion, FILA Junior National freestyle champion, and Junior World Team member.


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sjv (1) about 5 years ago
Great wrestler. He certainly has a maturity advantage now. Perhaps he can renege on a few more programs before it's all said and done.
Widowmaker (1) about 5 years ago
All I want to know is why was Minnesota never in the Hunt? 149 or 157 Ness & Destin would have added a Run at the National Title. Nebraska will never win it but I am sure he will do well in NE just don't expect anymore cheers from the MN Fans we don't like traitors!
sjv (1) about 5 years ago
You're assuming J Robinson and the Gopher program would still want this kid. At this point, I doubt it.
Seminoles (1) about 5 years ago
I would not hold my breath. I will believe it when I see him in a college singlet and actually on the mat!
mmont0505 (1) about 5 years ago
He always has been more about himself first than anyone else or any program. Don't expect him to live up to expectations.
mmont0505 (1) about 5 years ago
The Gophers are about getting great wrestlers with great character. Maybe he is lacking in one of those areas.