Nation's top recruit Kerkvliet commits to Ohio State

Greg Kerkvliet gets his hand raised after winning a title at UWW Cadet Nationals (Photo/Sam Janicki,

No. 1 overall Class of 2019 wrestler Greg Kerkvliet (Simley, Minn.) has switched his verbal commitment from Oklahoma State to Ohio State, which has finished runner-up at the NCAAs each of the previous two seasons. He committed to the Cowboys in November 2017 after an earlier verbal to the University of Minnesota.

The three-time state champion won a second Cadet World medal in freestyle about two months ago, taking silver at 110 kilograms after earning gold at 100 kilograms in 2017. Kerkvliet was slated to compete at the Junior World championships next week in the 100 kilo weight class, but has pulled out of the event due to injury.

He projects to compete collegiately at 285 pounds. Ohio State's recruiting class in 2018 was ranked No. 2 overall. Kerkvliet is the fourth top 100 commit for the Buckeyes in 2019 recruiting, joining a trio of in-state stars in Jordan and Jacob Decatur (CVCA) as well as Dylan D'Emilio (Genoa).


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