Brayton Lee (Photo/Paul Tincher, IndianaMat.com)
The nation's top 152-pound wrestler Brayton Lee (Brownsburg, Ind.) committed to the University of Minnesota on Monday evening during a Facebook Live interview with IndianaMat.com. Lee, ranked No. 11 overall in the Class of 2018, joins four other top 100 commits for the Gophers in this recruiting class. The two-time state champion is also a two-time Super 32 Challenge placer, and a two-time third place finisher in Fargo freestyle (2017 Junior Nationals, 2015 Cadet Nationals).
Lee joins overall No. 1 senior Gable Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn.), No. 45 Patrick McKee (St. Michael-Albertville, Minn.), No. 63 Ryan Thomas (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), and No. 83 Jake Gliva (Simley, Minn.). Also nationally ranked among the eight Minnesota verbal commits to date are Garrett Joles (Boyceville, Wis.) and Kasper McIntosh (Portage, Ind.). Lee projects to compete as a 157/165 in college.
Beyond happy to become a gopher!! This is my commitment to the University of Minnesota! GO GOPHERS!!! pic.twitter.com/zOKiPCfxvA�" Brayton Lee (@brayton_lee4) November 14, 2017