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    Austin Johnson's Commitment Gives OU 3 Top-50's in Class of 2025

    An already strong Oklahoma Class of 2025 got even stronger, literally and figuratively, with Saturday morning’s verbal commitment from #40 Austin Johnson (Muncy, PA). Johnson is a three-time Pennsylvania state finalist and one-time champion (2023) competing between 215 and 285 lbs. He pulled the rare feat of making the Pennsylvania AA state finals as a freshman at 285 lbs, but has competed in the postseason at 215 lbs in the two years that have followed. For his career, Johnson is 111-4.

    Outside of Pennsylvania, Johnson placed in both styles in Fargo in 2021, at the 16U age division, taking fourth in freestyle and making the Greco-Roman finals at 220 lbs. A year later, he was sixth in UWW Cadet freestyle at 92 kg. 

    During the high school regular season, Johnson has made the Powerade finals in each of the last two years. He won the tournament in 2022 and was a runner-up to Jude Correa (Wyoming Seminary/Michigan) this season. 

    In addition to his ranking within the Class of 2025, Johnson is also currently ninth in the nation via MatScouts final rankings 215 lbs. Five of the nine wrestlers above him are seniors. 

    Johnson’s commitment gives Oklahoma five top-100 recruits for the Class of 2025 and three in the top-50. He’ll join #22 Jake Hockaday (IN), #35 Bryce Burkett (MN), #53 Sebastian DeGennaro (FL), and #76 Anthony Harris (NJ) in Roger Kish’s second full recruiting class. 

    Oklahoma’s 2024 recruiting class is massive and features good prospects at about every single weight. Heavyweight is one of the many weights that were addressed. That being said, the Oklahoma staff is in the process of revamping the entire roster and needs high-impact wrestlers at almost every weight. So, there may be a quality prospect or two ahead of Johnson in the Sooner room, but that’s also to be expected. 

    You can assume Oklahoma’s Class of 2024 will be prominently featured in InterMat’s Class of 2024 recruiting rankings, as well. 

    For Oklahoma’s current Class of 2025 Click Here

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