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    Photo: Tony Rotundo

    A Look at the Recruiting Rankings for 2022's DI All-Americans

    The top wrestler in the Class of 2018, Gable Steveson (top) against #2 from 2019, Cohlton Schultz (photo/Tony Rotundo; WrestlersAreWarriors.com)


    With 80 newly-minted All-Americans less than a week removed from their date with destiny on the NCAA podium Saturday night, it seemed like an appropriate time to see how far they've come since high school. More technology and exposure have led to more information for those that do high school rankings, like InterMat's own Willie Saylor. More footage, coupled with more national-level tournaments, has led to more data points for rankings, specifically recruiting rankings. Fewer wrestlers tend to slip “under-the-radar.” With that in mind, we're looking at the 2022 All-Americans to see where they fell on Willie's Big Board during their respective senior season. As you can see below, a lot of the high All-Americans were very highly regarded coming out of high school, while there was still a handful that emerged as their collegiate careers progressed.

    125 lbs

    champion: Nick Suriano (Michigan): #2 in Class of 2016

    runner-up: Patrick Glory (Princeton): #17 in Class of 2018

    third place: Vito Arujau (Cornell): #4 in Class of 2017

    fourth place: Michael DeAugustino (Northwestern): Not ranked (Class of 2018)

    fifth place: Patrick McKee (Minnesota): #38 in Class of 2018

    sixth place: Brandon Courtney (Arizona State): #76 in Class of 2017

    seventh place: Eric Barnett (Wisconsin): #36 in Class of 2019

    eighth place: Brandon Kaylor (Oregon State); Not ranked (Class of 2018)


    133 lbs

    champion: Roman Bravo-Young (Penn State): #12 in Class of 2018

    runner-up: Daton Fix (Oklahoma State): #1 in Class of 2017

    third place: Austin DeSanto (Iowa): #17 in Class of 2017

    fourth place: Michael McGee (Arizona State): #99 in Class of 2017

    fifth place: Lucas Byrd (Illinois): #18 in Class of 2019

    sixth place: Korbin Myers (Virginia Tech): #39 in Class of 2015

    seventh place: Chris Cannon (Northwestern): #91 in Class of 2019

    eighth place: Devan Turner (Oregon State): Not ranked (Class of 2016)


    141 lbs

    champion: Nick Lee (Penn State): #9 in Class of 2017

    runner-up: Kizhan Clarke (North Carolina): Not ranked (Class of 2016)

    third place: Sebastian Rivera (Rutgers): #78 in Class of 2016

    fourth place: Grant Willits (Oregon State): #16 in Class of 2017

    fifth place: Cole Matthews (Pittsburgh): #79 in Class of 2018

    sixth place: Real Woods (Stanford): #21 in Class of 2018

    seventh place: Jake Bergeland (Minnesota): Not ranked (Class of 2017)

    eighth place: CJ Composto (Penn) Not ranked (Class of 2020)


    149 lbs

    champion: Yianni Diakomihalis (Cornell): #3 in Class of 2017

    runner-up: Ridge Lovett (Nebraska): #16 in Class of 2019

    third place: Bryce Andonian (Virginia Tech): #28 in Class of 2019

    fourth place: Austin Gomez (Wisconsin): #11 in Class of 2017

    fifth place: Sammy Sasso (Ohio State): #4 in Class of 2018

    sixth place: Jonathan Millner (Appalachian State): Not ranked (Class of 2017)

    seventh place: Tariq Wilson (NC State): #66 in Class of 2016

    eighth place: Kyle Parco (Arizona State): #71 in Class of 2019


    157 lbs

    champion: Ryan Deakin (Northwestern): #97 in Class of 2016

    runner-up: Quincy Monday (Princeton): #40 in Class of 2018

    third place: David Carr (Iowa State): #5 in Class of 2018

    fourth place: Peyton Robb (Nebraska): #31 in Class of 2018

    fifth place: Will Lewan (Michigan): #28 in Class of 2018

    sixth place: Jacori Teemer (Arizona State): #8 in Class of 2018

    seventh place: Hunter Willits (Oregon State): #29 in Class of 2017

    eighth place: Austin O'Connor (North Carolina): #12 in Class of 2017


    165 lbs

    champion: Keegan O'Toole (Missouri): #5 in Class of 2020

    runner-up: Shane Griffith (Stanford): #19 in Class of 2018

    third place: Evan Wick (Cal Poly): #25 in Class of 2016

    fourth place: Cameron Amine (Michigan): #17 in Class of 2019

    fifth place: Alex Marinelli (Iowa): #3 in Class of 2016

    sixth place: Dean Hamiti (Wisconsin): #6 in Class of 2021

    seventh place: Carson Kharchla (Ohio State): #4 in Class of 2019

    eighth place: Peyton Hall (West Virginia): #45 in Class of 2020


    174 lbs

    champion: Carter Starocci (Penn State): #9 in Class of 2019

    runner-up: Mekhi Lewis (Virginia Tech): #19 in Class of 2017

    third place: Hayden Hidlay (NC State): #6 in Class of 2016

    fourth place: Michael Kemerer (Iowa): #9 in Class of 2015

    fifth place: Logan Massa (Michigan): #4 in Class of 2015

    sixth place: Dustin Plott (Oklahoma State): #2 in Class of 2020

    seventh place: Mikey Labriola (Nebraska): #5 in Class of 2017

    eighth place: Clay Lautt (North Carolina): Not ranked (Class of 2017)


    184 lbs

    champion: Aaron Brooks (Penn State): #2 in Class of 2018

    runner-up: Myles Amine (Michigan): #46 in Class of 2015

    third place: Parker Keckeisen (Northern Iowa): #14 in Class of 2019

    fourth place: Bernie Truax (Cal Poly): Not ranked (Class of 2018)

    fifth place: Trent Hidlay (NC State): #18 in Class of 2018

    sixth place: Kaleb Romero (Ohio State): #16 in Class of 2017

    seventh place: Marcus Coleman (Iowa State): #78 in Class of 2017

    eighth place: Jonathan Loew (Cornell): Not ranked (Class of 2018)


    197 lbs

    champion: Max Dean (Penn State): #74 in Class of 2016

    runner-up: Jacob Warner (Iowa): #7 in Class of 2017

    third place: Stephen Buchanan (Wyoming): Not ranked (Class of 2019)

    fourth place: Rocky Elam (Missouri): #9 in Class of 2020

    fifth place: Yonger Bastida (Iowa State): Not ranked (international)

    sixth place: Gavin Hoffman (Ohio State): #10 in Class of 2018

    seventh place: Eric Schultz (Nebraska): #35 in Class of 2016

    eighth place: Greg Buslak (Rutgers): #89 in Class of 2016


    285 lbs

    champion: Gable Steveson (Minnesota): #1 in Class of 2018

    runner-up: Cohlton Schultz (Arizona State): #2 in Class of 2019

    third place: Jordan Wood (Lehigh): #20 in Class of 2016

    fourth place: Greg Kerkvliet (Penn State): #1 in Class of 2019

    fifth place: Mason Parris (Michigan): #3 in Class of 2018

    sixth place: Lucas Davison (Northwestern): #49 in Class of 2018

    seventh place: Tony Cassioppi (Iowa): #14 in Class of 2018

    eighth place: Christian Lance (Nebraska): Not ranked (Class of 2015)

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