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Pair of top 100 recruits, Hughes and Smith, make college commitments

Two of the top 100 overall senior prospects in the country made verbal commitments on Monday afternoon, one day after placing in the prestigious Super 32 Challenge. No. 31 overall wrestler Drew Hughes (Lowell, Ind.) committed to Michigan State, while No. 65 Colby Smith (Holt, Mo.) chose Grand Canyon University.

State champion and three-time state placer Hughes is now a two-time placer at the Super 32 Challenge, placing fourth each of the last two years. In addition, the projected 165/174 went undefeated in the district all-star division of the AAU Disney Duals this summer, and has finished as runner-up each of the last two years in the Junior National folkstyle tournament.

Smith has a pair of state titles bookended around a third place finish his sophomore year. In addition to his runner-up finish at the Super 32 Challenge this weekend, he placed third the weekend before at the Preseason Nationals, third at the Flo Nationals this spring, and went undefeated in the district all-star division of the AAU Disney Duals this summer. Smith projects to compete as a 133/141 in college, and joins No. 80 Danny Vega (Ironwood Ridge, Ariz.) as a top 100 commit to Grand Canyon.

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