Three-time state champion Jake Brindley (Lake Highland Prep, Fla.) verbally committed to Cornell University on Wednesday evening. The projected 157/165-pound wrestler is ranked as the No. 79 overall wrestler in the Class of 2017, and joins No. 2 Yianni Diakomihalis (Hilton, N.Y.) and No. 3 Vitali Arujau (Syosset, N.Y.) as elite commitments for the Big Red in this recruiting class.
Brindley has four state finals match appearances, winning titles in 2013, 2014, and 2016. He also placed eighth at the Super 32 Challenge in the fall of 2014, and finished third at the NHSCA Junior Nationals this spring. Brindley also ended he 2015-16 season ranked No. 18 in the nation at 145 pounds.