Friday evening, the Cornell Big Red received a verbal commitment from one of the top wrestlers in the Class of 2025 Alessio Perentin (Delbarton, NJ). Currently, Perentin is ranked ninth overall in the Class of 2025 and third in MatScouts latest rankings at 165 lbs.
Perentin is a two-time New Jersey state placewinner, taking fourth as a freshman and winning the 2023 tournament at 157 lbs for the perennial power Delbarton. Outside of New Jersey’s borders, Perentin has won the 2022 Beast of the East and finished seventh at the Super 32. In 2021 and 2022, Perentin made the medal stand at Fargo’s 16U freestyle tournament (2nd, 7th).
With Perentin’s verbal commitment, Mike Grey’s team now has three commits from the Class of 2025, joining #71 Elijah Diakomihalis (NY) and #145 Jake Conroy (PA). Perentin projects at the 174 lb weight class which is good because the other two prospects project higher in weight. While there are a handful of returners at the weight class behind All-American Chris Foca, there isn’t a clear-cut successor ready to step in for him.
A verbal from Perentin also continues the relationship between the Big Red and Delbarton. Cornell has a highly ranked wrestler from the Class of 2023 (Simon Ruiz), 2024 (Lou Cerchio), and now 2025 (Perentin) all whom attended Delbarton; which is the school Mike Grey attended. The Ivy League schools all have been after Delbarton kids of late.
For more recruiting information, check out InterMat’s College Commitment Page .