2x Iowa state champ Hunter Garvin (Photo/Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)
Today, Stanford received their first big commitment under first-year head coach Rob Koll. #9 overall Hunter Garvin (Iowa City West, IA), announced via social media that he had given the Cardinal a verbal commitment. Garvin is currently ranked #3 in the nation at 145 lbs.
Garvin is a two-time Iowa 3A state champion and three-time finalist. He was selected to compete at Who's #1 in the fall and came up just short against NC State recruit Jackson Arrington (Forest Hills, PA). In 2020, Garvin was third at the Super 32. He has also placed in Fargo twice, both times at 16U Greco-Roman. Also on the Greco front, Garvin was fourth at UWW Junior Nationals this year.
With Garvin's commitment, Koll's team now has verbals from a pair of top-50 recruits; along with #46 Daniel Cardenas (Pomona, CO). #118 Jack Darrah (Wyoming Seminary, PA) is also in the fold of what's shaking out to be an excellent first recruiting class for Koll. Getting recruits of this caliber was essential for Koll, since there was almost no Class of 2021 to speak of after the program was set to be dropped.
Garvin projects as a 149/157 lber for the Cardinal. While the team has young talent at 157, they are not proven on the collegiate level.
For all of the current recruits, check out InterMat's college commitment page.