A.J. Ferrari with Oklahoma State coach John Smith
A.J. Ferrari (Allen, Texas), ranked No. 1 overall in the Class of 2020, committed to Oklahoma State on Wednesday evening. His commitment gives the Cowboys six top-100 recruits in the senior class, including an astounding four of the top 20.
Ferrari joins No. 3 Dustin Plott (Tuttle, Okla.), No. 12 Trevor Mastrogiovanni (Blair Academy, N.J.), No. 20 Luke Surber (Tuttle, Okla.), No. 37 Jameson Burks (Omaha Burke, Neb.), and No. 55 Conner Doucet (Comanche, Okla.) in this Oklahoma State class. He was a Cadet world bronze medalist in the summer of 2018.
He also considered Ohio State, Penn State, Nebraska and Rutgers. Ferrari's final official visit was to Oklahoma State this past weekend. He wrote the following on his Instagram account after the visit.
"Had a fantastic final official visit this past weekend in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University has a lot of history when it comes to Cowboy Wrestling. A huge thanks to the Oklahoma State University Wrestling Coaching Staff - John Smith, Chris Perry, Zack Esposito and Tyler Caldwell and to active Cowboy wrestlers Nick Piccininni, Wyatt Sheets and Mike Magaldo for showing me around, making this visit exceptional and giving me a great feel as to what it would be like to go to Oklahoma State University. Lastly, a huge thanks to all of the Oklahoma State University Athletics and to everyone who supports Cowboy Wrestling for the opportunity to compete in the Big 12."
Ferrari is twice a Texas state high school (UIL) state champion, twice a Walsh Jesuit Ironman champion, and has titles at the Reno Tournament of Champions as well as the Beast of the East.
He projects as a 197-pounder and/or heavyweight in college.