Coming off a most excellent 2016 recruiting class that was ranked seventh overall in Division I, and was anchored by three top 100 recruits, 2017 recruiting is headed in a similar direction for Purdue. On Thursday afternoon, the Boilermakers secured a verbal commitment from Anthony Falbo (Newtown, Ct.), who is ranked No. 49 overall in the Class of 2017.
The New England regional champion, who has placed top three at that tournament all three years of his high school career to date, has a very robust scholastic wrestling resume. It includes a fourth place finish competing at 182 pounds in the Junior National freestyle tournament this summer, titles at both the NHSCA Sophomore and Junior Nationals, and a seventh place finish at the Super 32 Challenge in the fall of 2015. Falbo had earlier made a verbal commitment to Army West Point, but now joins No. 62 Parker Filius (Havre, Mont.) and No. 88 Max Lyon (Western Dubuque, Iowa) as elite Purdue recruits in the 2017 class. He projects as a 174/184 in college.