State champion Ryan Thomas (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) verbally committed to the University of Minnesota on Tuesday evening. He placed third at state as a freshman and sophomore, and was a runner-up at the Preseason Nationals last fall in the Junior/Senior division.
Ranked No. 64 in the Class of 2018, Thomas joins No. 1 Gable Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn.) and No. 53 Patrick McKee (St. Michael-Albertville, Minn.) as top 100 verbal commits for the Gophers in this class. He projects collegiately as a 174 pound wrestler.