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    #5 Junior Angelo Ferrari Picks Iowa

    New Iowa recruit Angelo Ferrari at the 2022 Walsh Ironman (photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com)

    This evening, live on FloWrestling, Angelo Ferrari (Melissa, TX) made his college commitment. Ferrari, the top-ranked 170 lber in the nation and the #5 overall wrestler in the Class of 2024, had narrowed his college choices down to three; Iowa, Rutgers, and Virginia Tech.

    Ultimately, Ferrari chose Iowa and put on a Hawkeye cap, but not before pulling out a Penn State hat and tossing it aside.

    Ferrari projects as a 184 lber at the next level. That bodes well for the Hawkeyes who don’t have an obvious successor to Abe Assad in the works. UWW U20 Open champion Gabe Arnold, an incoming freshman, is probably more of a 174 lber, at least in the beginning of his career. The Hawkeyes also have redshirt freshmen Drake Rhodes and Mickey Griffith as possibilities at the weight.

    He’ll join #28 Miguel Estrada (CA) and unranked Keyan Hernandez (MT) in what’s shaping up to be a very strong recruiting Class of 2024 for Tom Brands’ team.

    Ferrari is a two-time state champion, winning as a sophomore in Oklahoma and in February for Melissa High School in Texas. He owns a pair of Walsh Ironman titles with the most recent coming last December at 165 lbs. In 2021, Ferrari was third in UWW U17 freestyle and at the Super 32.

    Expected to join Angelo is older brother Anthony. He has been working out in Iowa City, but has yet to enroll and officially join the Hawkeye wrestling team. Anthony was MatScouts #23 recruit in the Class of 2022.

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