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InterMat Recruiting Notebook

7/5/2012
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    Undefeated state champion Durbin chooses Northwestern

    April 15, 2014: Regis Durbin (Lake Forest, Ill.), who is currently ranked No. 10 nationally at 195 pounds, committed to Northwestern University. During his season, Durbin went 41-0 on the way to a state championship. That included wins in the state semifinal and final over nationally ranked opponents -- Andre Lee (Oak Park River Forest) and Tyler Johnson (Lockport). Durbin projects as a 184/197 in college, and will join weight class No. 1 ranked wrestlers Stevan Micic (Hanover Central, Ind.), Bryce Brill (Mt. Carmel, Ill.), and Johnny Sebastian (Bergen Catholic, N.J.) as members of the Wildcats wrestling program this coming fall.



    Ironman runner-up, state champion Pfarr chooses Brown University

    March 17, 2014: Austin Pfarr (Marysville, Ohio), who is currently ranked No. 15 nationally at 220 pounds, committed to Brown University this afternoon. He was 46-1 in his senior season on the way to a state championship. The only loss for Pfarr came in the Walsh Jesuit Ironman final, and he augmented his state title with wins in the Glenn Sample SWOWCA Classic, Brecksville Holiday Tournament, and Alliance Top Gun Tournament.

    Pfarr projects as a 184/197 in college, and also was an all-state linebacker this fall. During his junior season, he placed fifth in the state at 195 pounds.



    State champion Hayden Lee to Arizona State

    March 12, 2014: Hayden Lee (Marysville, Ohio), who was named the Outstanding Wrestler after winning the Division I state title at 113 pounds earlier this month, committed to Arizona State. The projected 125 pound wrestler had previously placed sixth and third at 106 pounds, while competing for Garrett H.S. in Indiana.

    Lee will join Nikko Villarreal (Gilroy, Calif.) as a nationally ranked wrestler to commit to the Sun Devils in the Class of 2014.



    State champion, Ironman runner-up, Caywood commits to Army

    March 11, 2014: Rocco Caywood (Perrysburg, Ohio), who is ranked No. 16 nationally at 182 pounds, committed to Army this evening. He was a state champion in Ohio's big-school division with a 43-4 record, after qualifying for state but failing to place the previous two seasons.

    Caywood placed fourth at 182 pounds in the preseason Super 32 Challenge, and was runner-up at the Walsh Jesuit Ironman at 182 pounds in mid-December. He projects as a 184 pound wrestler in college.



    Nationally ranked Sparkman a fourth state champ for Kent State in 2014 class

    March 9, 2014: Casey Sparkman (Massillon Perry, Ohio), who recently won a state title at 152 pounds, verbally committed to Kent State University. The two-time state placer, fourth at state last year, is currently ranked No. 14 nationally at 152 pounds. Sparkman placed seventh in the Walsh Jesuit Ironman earlier in the season, and was a NHSCA Junior Nationals champion last spring.

    He projects as a 149/157 in college, and will join three other state champions as Golden Flashes commits in the Class of 2014: Anthony Tutolo (Lake Catholic, Ohio), Kyle Conel (Ashtabula Lakeside, Ohio), and Sam Breese (Lakeview, Pa.)



    Shakur Rasheed is the No. 55 recruit (Photo/Joe DAquila, phototrens.com)
    No. 55 Rasheed commits to PSU

    March 2, 2014: Two-time state champion and four-time state placer (5-2-1-1) Shakur Rasheed (Longwood, N.Y.) committed to Penn State this weekend. The No. 55 prospect in the Class of 2014, and the No. 8 overall 160-pound wrestler nationally, joins three top ten overall seniors as Nittany Lion commits this year: No. 4 Nick Nevills (Clovis, Calif.), No. 5 Bo Nickal (Allen, Texas), and No. 7 Jason Nolf (Kittaning, Pa.)

    Rasheed was also a NHSCA Junior Nationals champion at 152, and a Sophomore Nationals runner-up at 145 pounds. He projects as a collegiate 157/165.



    National Prep champion Scanlan commits to Army

    March 2, 2014: National Prep champion Jake Scanlan (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.), who also twice placed fourth in the state of Iowa, committed to Army on Friday afternoon. He also placed sixth in this past fall's Super 32 Challenge, and is a two-time Junior National freestyle All-American. Scanlan joins a slew of future Cadets, led by No. 94 in the Class of 2014, P.J. Klee (Cardinal Newman, Calif.)



    Nationally ranked Dailey commits to Notre Dame College

    February 12, 2014: Tony Dailey (Massillon Perry, Ohio), who is ranked No. 12 in the country at 160 pounds, committed to Notre Dame College. Dailey placed fourth at state last year at 152 pounds and was a NHSCA Junior Nationals champion at 160 pounds. He projects as a 157/165 in college.

    During this season, Dailey placed fourth in the 160 pound weight class at the Walsh Ironman, and has won titles at the Medina and Top Gun tournaments. He joins Phil Downing (Broomfield, Colo.) and Javaughn Perkins (Omaha North, Neb.) as nationally ranked wrestlers to commit to the top-ranked team in Division II as part of the Class of 2014.



    Pair of weight class ranked wrestlers commit: Scalise to Virginia, Ashley to Buffalo

    December 20, 2013: Here in late December the commitments tend to fizzle down; however, a couple of them were made today. Dom Scalise (Greater Latrobe, Pa.), who is ranked No. 18 nationally at 160 pounds, committed to the University of Virginia; while Levi Ashley (Shenendehowa, N.Y.), ranked No. 13 nationally at 195 pounds, chose the University at Buffalo.

    Scalise, who placed third last year at National Preps while competing for The Kiski School, projects as a 174 at the collegiate level. Ashley, last year a state runner-up, projects to the 197 pound weight class in college.



    Farinaro is second nationally ranked wrestler to commit to Duke in 2014 class

    December 18, 2013: Luke Farinaro (Don Bosco Prep, N.J.), who is ranked No. 17 at 170 pounds in the most recent update of the national weight class rankings, verbally committed to Duke University on Wednesday evening. He placed fifth in the New Jersey state wrestling tournament at 170 pounds during the 2012-13 season, and was third at the NHSCA Junior Nationals in the 170 pound weight class this past April.

    Farinaro projects to the 174 pound weight class in college, and joins Grant Leeth (Kearney, Mo.) as a nationally ranked wrestler to choose the Blue Devils in the Class of 2014.



    No. 34 Bastian stays home, signs with Utah Valley University

    November 26, 2013: Kimball Bastian (Maple Mountain, Utah), ranked No. 34 overall in the Class of 2014 and No. 7 at 170 pounds, signed his National Letter of Intent with Utah Valley University at the end of last week. He was a state champion during the 2012-13 season, as he had a record of 53-2 at 160 pounds. Additional state tournament finishes were second at 152 and fourth at 135; and Bastian has a career record of 137-18, 95-6 in the last two years.

    However, it is in the international styles where Bastian has made an even greater mark. He finished fifth in both Greco-Roman and freestyle at 160 pounds during the Junior Nationals this summer in Fargo, N.D. The summer before, he was a finalist in both styles at the Cadet Nationals, champion in Greco-Roman and runner-up in freestyle at 160 pounds. Bastian also was champion at the FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman this May at 167.5 pounds.

    In college, Bastian projects to compete at 165/174 pounds, and he will join No. 32 Roy Nash (Taylorsville, Utah) as a member of the Utah Valley University 2014 recruiting class.



    Junior Greco-Roman champion Chavez commits to Cornell

    November 22, 2013: Jon Jay Chavez (Centennial, Idaho), who is ranked No. 39 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to Cornell University on Friday afternoon. During this just completed off-season, Chavez was a Junior Nationals champion in Greco-Roman at 152 pounds, and swept freesyle and Greco-Roman titles at 152 pounds in the FILA Cadet Nationals. He also placed third in Greco-Roman and fourth in freestyle at the FILA Junior Nationals in the 152 pound weight class.

    The excellent out of season resume for Chavez is augmented with a pair of All-American finishes in Greco-Roman at the Cadet level in Fargo, third in 2012 and champion in 2011; as well as two placement finishes at the FloNationals, eighth at 132 in 2012, third at 152 in 2013. During the season, he qualified for state as a freshman at 119 pounds while competing at De La Salle, Calif.; placed seventh at 132 in California as a sophomore; and was an Idaho state champion this past year at 152.

    Chavez projects to the 157 pound weight class, and starts the 2013-14 season ranked No. 7 at 152 pounds. He joins five other top 100 seniors as commits to the Big Red this year, and six others in all who are ranked in their respective weight classes.



    Pair of ranked wrestlers sign NLIs: Bennett to Nebraska, Misuna to Virginia Tech

    November 22, 2013: Nick Bennett (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.) signed a National Letter of Intent with Nebraska on Wednesday evening. He is currently ranked No. 15 at 152 pounds and No. 97 overall in the Class of 2014. Bennett finished third at 145 pounds in last month's Super 32 Challenge, and was a placer at the National Prep Championships as a sophomore. He projects as a 149/157 in college, and is one of five top 100 seniors to sign with the Cornhuskers in the early signing period.

    Taylor Misuna (Grassfield, Va.) signed a National Letter of Intent with Virginia Tech this morning. He is currently ranked No. 20 at 160 pounds, and is a projected 165 in college. Misuna was a state champion last year, is a three-time state placer, and has a career high school record of 114-17 headed into his senior season. He joins Solomon Chishko (Canon McMillan, Pa.) and Zack Zavatsky (Greater Latrobe, Pa.) as nationally ranked wrestlers to commit to the Hokies.



    Stanford signs another pair of top 100 seniors in Pengilly and Locsin

    November 20, 2013: The pair of wrestlers that met in the 120 pound final in the state of California this past March will be teammates at Stanford come the Fall of 2014, as Mason Pengilly (Porterville) and Isaiah Locsin (Gilroy) signed National Letters of Intent with the Cardinal on Wednesday morning.

    Ranked No. 65 in the Class of 2014, Pengilly had verbally committed to Oregon State last week, but changed his mind before signing with Stanford. He was the state champion this past year at 120 after finishing fourth and fifth at 103 and 113 the previous two years. Pengilly was a Junior National freestyle All-American at 120 pounds in 2012 and a two-time FloNationals placer (4th at 120 in 2013, 2nd at 113 in 2012).

    Locsin is ranked No. 76 in the Class of 2014, and is a three-time state finalist. He was runner-up as a freshman at 103 pounds, champion at 113 as a sophomore, and runner-up to Pengilly last year at 120.

    Pengilly projects as a 113 in college, and Locsin as a 141. They join No. 9 Joey McKenna (Blair Academy, N.J.) as top 100 prospects to sign with the Cardinal this fall. Other notable Stanford commits include Junior freestyle runner-up Brian Rossi (Lockport, Ill.) and state runner-up Paul Fox (Gilroy, Calif.), who are both weight class ranked, along with National Prep runner-up Walker Dempsey (Blair Academy, N.J.)



    Three-time Fargo Greco-Roman champion McKenna signs with Stanford

    November 15, 2013: Three-time National Prep champion Joey McKenna (Blair Academy, N.J.) signed his National Letter of Intent with Stanford on Friday afternoon. He is ranked No. 2 in the nation at 138 pounds in the preseason rankings, and was ranked No. 8 overall in the Class of 2014 in the most recent grade level ranking. McKenna was champion in Junior Greco-Roman this past summer, and won Cadet Greco-Roman national titles in 2010 and 2011.

    McKenna has also finished runner-up in Junior freestyle each of the last two summers, in 2012 at 126 pounds and this past summer at 138 pounds. He projects as a 141/149 in college, and is the second Junior freestyle runner-up to commit to Stanford in the Class of 2014.



    Junior Nationals double champion Nash chooses Utah Valley University

    November 15, 2013: Roy Nash (Taylorsville, Utah), who is ranked No. 2 at 220 pounds to start the 2013-14 season and No. 60 overall in the most recent Class of 2014 rankings, signed with Utah Valley University on Friday evening. Nash has been dominant in Fargo the last two summers, sweeping Cadet titles in Greco-Roman and freestyle at 220 pounds in 2012, and sweeping those same titles at the Junior level in 2013.

    During the 2012-13 season, Nash was an undefeated 41-0 on the way to winning a state title at 220 pounds. This spring at the FILA Cadet Nationals, Nash was champion in Greco-Roman at 220 and a runner-up in freestyle. He projects to the 285 pound weight class in college.



    Two-time Super 32 Challenge finalist Leeth chooses Duke

    November 15, 2013: Grant Leeth (Kearney, Mo.), a two-time state champion who is ranked No. 40 overall in the Class of 2014, committed to Duke University on Friday evening. The projected 141/149 pound wrestler has a career record of 150-11, and has a litany of national accomplishments in the last twelve-plus months.

    Leeth was runner-up in the 145 pound weight class at the Super 32 Challenge last month, after winning that same weight class in the 2012 edition of the Super 32 Challenge. He also finished fifth at 145 pounds in both Junior freestyle this summer and the FloNationals. He starts the 2013-14 season ranked No. 9 at 145 pounds.



    No. 48 Perkins to Notre Dame College

    November 15, 2013: Three-time state champion Javaughn Perkins (Omaha North, Neb.), who is ranked No. 48 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to attend Notre Dame College on Wednesday. Perkins, who enters his senior season with a career record of 99-4, was a champion at this past spring's FloNationals in the 152 pound weight class. He projects as a 174/184, is ranked No. 5 nationally at 182 pounds in the preseason, and joins Phil Downing (Broomfield, Colo.) and Travis Linton (Rootstown, Ohio) as nationally ranked wrestlers to commit to the Division II Falcons in their Class of 2014.



    Two-time state champion Sebastian signs with Northwestern

    November 13, 2013: With Johnny Sebastian (Bergen Catholic, N.J.) announcing his decision to commit to Northwestern this evening, the Wildcats procured their third top 25 prospect in the Class of 2014. The two-time state champion from New Jersey is ranked No. 16 in the senior class, and will join No. 3 Bryce Brill (Mt. Carmel, Ill.) and No. 25 Stevan Micic (Crown Point, Ind.) as Wildcats in the Fall of 2014.

    Sebastian enters his senior year with an overall record of 110-16, which includes an 81-3 mark over the last two state championship campaigns. He finished fifth at 152 as a freshman before winning titles at 160 and 182 this last two seasons. Sebastian finished second at the Beast of the East as a sophomore, before finishing third in the tournament this past year.

    He was also a champion at the FloNaitonals this past spring in the 182 pound weight class, and a contributor at multiple offensive positions on a state runner-up football team during the Fall of 2011 and 2012. Sebastian projects to the 174/184 weight class in college.



    Three-time Super 32 placer Russell signs with Edinboro

    November 13, 2013: Sean Russell (Collins Hill, Ga.), a two-time state champion and three-time Super 32 Challenge placer, signed his National Letter of Intent with Edinboro earlier on Wednesday afternoon. Russell is ranked No. 4 at 120 pounds in today's preseason rankings, and is ranked No. 43 overall in the Class of 2014 at the present time.

    A two-time state champion, and three-time state finalist, during the regular season, Russell had earned a title in the 113 pound weight class at the NHSCA Junior Nationals and a fourth place finish at 120 in the Super 32 Challenge since the end of the 2012-13 season. Russell projects as a 125 pound wrestler in college.



    No. 31 junior Steveson verbals to Minnesota

    November 10, 2013: Bobby Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn.) the nation's No. 31 prospect in the Class of 2015, verbally committed to Minnesota on Sunday afternoon while winning an InterMat JJ Classic title at 182 pounds. Steveson spent the prior two years competing for Merrillville, Ind. where he went 78-2, finishing fifth and first in the state.

    This past year, Steveson went an undefeated 39-0 on the way to winning a state title at 170 pounds. During the spring, he was champion in Junior folkstyle at 182 pounds and a FILA Cadet freestyle runner-up at 187 pounds. In the summer of 2012, Steveson was third at 170 pounds in Cadet freestyle.

    He is the initial verbal commit for Minnesota in the Class of 2015, and projects to the 184 pound weight class.



    Nation's top senior Marsteller switches to Oklahoma State, gives Cowboys five of the top 100

    November 6, 2013: Chance Marsteller (Kennard Dale, Pa.), who is ranked as the No. 1 wrestler in the Class of 2014, has announced his intention to attend Oklahoma State University this coming fall. This comes one day after de-committing from Penn State. Marsteller enters his senior year of high school undefeated in three state title winning seasons, and won his second Super 32 Challenge title ten days ago.

    Marsteller projects to the 165 pound weight class in college and joins four other top 100 Class of 2014 wrestlers to commit to Oklahoma State at the present time. Those wrestlers would be No. 13 Chandler Rogers (Stillwater, Okla.), No. 21 Ryan Blees (Bismarck, N.D.), No. 45 Gary Wayne Harding (Collinsville, Okla.), and No. 62 Mike Magaldo (Watchung Hills, N.J.)



    No. 92 White joins two other Blue Knights teammates in committing to Columbia

    October 31, 2013: Tyrel White (Wyoming Seminary, Pa.), who placed third at the Super 32 Challenge in the 170 pound weight class, this past weekend verbally committed to Columbia on Thursday morning. He joins high school teammates Tyler Ponte and Matt Doggett in the Columbia recruiting class of 2014.

    Ranked No. 92 nationally in the Class of 2014, White is a two-time National Prep placer having placed fourth and third the last two seasons. He is also a two-time FILA Junior Greco-Roman runner-up and a two-time Junior National Greco-Roman All-American. White was "re-classed" when beginning his time at Wyoming Seminary, so he will be unable to compete in high school events during the 2013-14 season. He projects as a collegiate 165/174.



    Dixon Triplets choose Oklahoma, make it six top 100 recruits for Sooners in this class

    October 30, 2013: Andrew, Lance, and Joel Dixon all verbally committed to the University of Oklahoma. The Dixon triplets all won state titles this past year for Edmond North, Okla., and are ranked the No. 30, No. 46, and No. 81 overall recruits respectively in the Class of 2014. Each has also earned All-American honors in the Junior National Freestyle Championships held in Fargo, N.D.

    Andrew, ranked No. 30 in the senior class, is a three-time state placer. He was fourth at 215 as a freshman, second at 195 as a sophomore, and an undefeated state champion at 220 pounds this past season. He also finished eighth in Junior freestyle at 182 pounds in the summer of 2012, and projects as a 184/197 in college.

    Lance, ranked No. 46 in the senior class, is also a three-time state placer. He was third at 160 as a freshman, runner-up at 170 as a sophomore, and 41-1 on the way to a state title at 182 pounds this past season. He finished sixth in Junior freestyle at 170 pounds this summer, and projects as a 174/184 in college.

    Joel, ranked No. 81 in the senior class, has made state all three years of high school; qualifying as a freshman at 171, finishing third at 182 as a sophomore, and finishing an undefeated 42-0 in winning state at 195 this past season. He finished second in Junior freestyle at 195 pounds this summer, and projects as a 184/197 in college.

    The trio joins No. 27 Ryan Millhof (Collins Hill, Ga.), No. 79 Jacob Rubio (Canyon Randall, Tex.), and No. 89 Nathan Marek (Southmoore, Okla.) as commits to Oklahoma in this recruiting class.



    No. 94 Ryan makes it four top 100 commits in 2014 class for Iowa

    October 28, 2013: State champion Logan Ryan (Bettendorf, Iowa), who has also placed at state all three years of his high school career, made the decision to join older brother Connor at the University of Iowa earlier this evening. Ryan, who is ranked No. 94 overall in the Class of 2014, has a career record of 107-27; including a 41-5 mark during his junior season, when he won state at 132 pounds.

    During 2012-13, he was also a champion at the InterMat JJ Classic to go with runner-up finishes at the Preseason Nationals and Junior National folkstyle championships. Ryan won a Junior National folkstyle title in the spring of 2012. He projects to be a 149 pound wrestler in college, and joins fellow top 100 commits No. 11 Sam Stoll (Kasson-Mantorville, Minn.), No. 33 Seth Gross (Apple Valley, Minn.), and No. 59 Burke Paddock (Warsaw, N.Y.) as Class of 2014 commits for Iowa.



    Three-time state finalist Thornton to Purdue

    October 22, 2013: Three-time state finalist Ben Thornton (La Crosse Central, Wis.) gave a verbal commitment to Purdue. Thornton was a state champion in 2012, and finished as a state runner-up in 2011 and 2013. He is also a three-time Bi-State champion, winning titles at 103, 106, and 113 pounds. Thornton has a career record of 146-2. He projects at 125/133 pounds for the Boilermakers.



    No. 97 Fox chooses Stanford

    October 17, 2013: Two-time state runner-up Paul Fox (Gilroy, Calif.), who is ranked No. 97 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to Stanford. Fox has placed second in the state at 126 and 132 pounds each of the last two seasons, after finishing eighth at 112 pounds as a freshman in 2010-11. He also placed fifth in the 132 pound weight class at the FloNationals this past spring. Fox projects as a 157-pound wrestler in college.



    Two-time PA state champ Lizak chooses Golden Gophers

    October 14, 2013: The University of Minnesota tapped into the Keystone State to land the verbal commitment of two-time state champion Ethan Lizak (Parkland, Pa.) on Monday. Lizak, ranked No. 61 overall in the Class of 2014, has won state titles at 106 and 113 pounds the last two years going a combined 87-3 in that time. When added to a 33-10 season, in which he finished second in the state at 103 pounds, Lizak has amassed a career record of 120-13.

    During the last two off-seasons, Lizak has been highly productive in freestyle, finishing third in Junior freestyle during the summer of 2012 and then representing the United States at 50 kilos (110 pounds) on the FILA Junior World freestyle team this past summer. He projects as a 125 pound wrestler for the Golden Gophers, and will join No. 23 Tommy Thorn (St. Michael-Albertville, Minn.) and Nathan Rose (Sibley East, Minn.) as top 100 commits in the Class of 2014.



    FILA Junior World Team member Stoll chooses Iowa

    Sam Stoll compiled a 49-0 record en route to winning a state championship (Photo/Mary Christen, The Guillotine)
    October 13, 2013: Sam Stoll (Kasson-Mantorville, Minn.), who is ranked No. 11 in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to the University of Iowa on Sunday evening. He was a FILA Junior world team member in Greco-Roman at 120 kilos this past summer, and is a two-time All-American in Junior Greco-Roman, finishing third and second the last two years at 285 pounds.

    In three high school seasons, Stoll has a record of 138-9, finishing second, third, and first in the state. During his state title this past year, Stoll was an undefeated 49-0, and ranked No. 5 in the nation at 285 pounds. He projects to the 285 pound weight class in college, and joins No. 33 Seth Gross (Apple Valley, Minn.) and No. 59 Burke Paddock (Warsaw, N.Y.) as Top 100 seniors to commit to Iowa in the Class of 2014.



    No. 53 Schany makes it three top 100 commits for Virginia

    October 12, 2013: Three-time state champion, and NHSCA Junior Nationals champion, Will Schany (Blair, Neb.) verbally committed to the University of Virginia earlier on Saturday evening. The No. 53 overall prospect in the Class of 2013 has a three-year career high school reocrd of 122-8, including an 84-2 mark during the last two seasons.

    Schany projects as a 184 pound wrestler in college, and is a third top 100 commit for the University of Virginia in the Class of 2014. He joins No. 19 Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin, Pa.) and No. 85 Chance McClure (Commerce, Ga.) as Cavaliers' verbal commits.



    No. 31 Milonas chooses Lehigh

    October 10, 2013: Two-time National Prep runner-up Dylan Milonas (Blair Academy, N.J.), who is ranked No. 31 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to Lehigh University. Those runner-up finishes came during his freshman and sophomore seasons at 145 pounds, as he missed the second half of his junior season due to injury. During the first half of the 2012-13 season, he placed third at the Ironman and Beast of the East and second at the POWERade, all those tournaments at 145 pounds.

    During his sophomore season of high school, Milonas won titles at both the Ironman and Beast of the East before placing second at the POWERade, those also coming at 145 pounds. He also has a very strong off-season resume, including a Junior National freestyle fifth place finish in the summer of 2012 and a Cadet National freestyle championship in the summer of 2011.

    Milonas projects as a 157-pound wrestler in college, and is the second Top 100 commitment to Lehigh in this recruiting class, joining No. 98 Scott Parker (Pennridge, Pa.)



    Three-time Fargo freestyle champion Gross chooses Iowa

    October 8, 2013: Late Tuesday evening Seth Gross (Apple Valley, Minn.), who is ranked No. 33 in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to the University of Iowa. He joins No. 59 Burke Paddock (Warsaw, N.Y.) as a Hawkeye commit in this class. Gross has a three-year high school career record of 104-14, and is a two-time state champion, winning titles at 120 as a sophomore and 132 during his junior season.

    However, it is during the off-season where Gross has made his real noise. He is a two-time Cadet National freestyle champion, winning titles at 113 pounds in 2011 and 126 in 2012; and was a Junior National freestyle champion this past summer at 132 pounds. In addition, he was a FILA Cadet freestyle champion at 127.75 pounds in the spring of 2012; and he also placed sixth at the 2012 Super 32 Challenge in the 126 pound weight class.

    Gross projects as 133/141 pound wrestler in college.



    No. 10 Tuma and No. 41 Berger both choose Nebraska

    October 8, 2013: A pair of top 50 Class of 2014 verbally committed to the University of Nebraska on Tuesday night. As a result, the Cornhuskers became the fifth school to procure the commitment of four Top 100 prospects in this year's recruiting class. Those commits came in the form of a pair of three-time state champions, No. 10 Hayden Tuma (Centennial, Idaho) and No. 41 Tyler Berger (Crook County, Ore.)

    Tuma enters his senior season with a three-year high school record of 124-4, state titles coming at 125, 132, and 138 pounds. He has won Reno TOC titles during each of the last two high school seasons. However, it is the off-season where Tuma has made his true mark: a pair of Junior National Greco-Roman titles, a pair of FILA Cadet Greco-Roman titles, a Cadet national title in each of freestyle and Greco-Roman, a FILA Junior National Greco-Roman title, and three other All-American finishes in Fargo. He projects to the 141 pound weight class in college.

    Berger, who projects to the 157 pound weight class in college, also enters his senior season of high school with a trio of state titles to his credit; those titles coming at 125, 132, and 138 pounds. He has also placed three times at the FloNationals, including winning a title in the 132 pound weight class this past year. Berger placed third at the FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle at 138.75 pounds this past May, and was a Cadet National freestyle All-American in both 2011 and 2012.

    Tuma and Berger join No. 34 Colton Adams (Scottsbluff, Neb.) and No. 78 Derek White (Edmond North, Okla.) as commits to the 'Huskers in the Class of 2014.



    No. 88 Macri a fourth Top 100 commit for Cornell in Class of 2014

    October 8, 2013: Two-time state placer Dalton Macri (Canon-McMillan), who is ranked No. 88 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to Cornell earlier on Tuesday evening. Macri placed fourth at 113 as a sophomore and finished runner-up at 120 pounds during his junior season. His two-year cumulative record is 86-12. During the 2012-13 season, he placed fifth at the Walsh Ironman, second at the Reno TOC, and third at the POWERade Christmas Wrestling Tournament.

    Macri projects to be a 125 pound wrestler in college, and joins No. 18 Joseph Galasso (Father Judge, Pa.), No. 75 Andrew Garcia (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.), and No. 87 Jeramy Sweany (Vacaville, Calif.) as commits to the Big Red in the 2014 class. Cornell is the fourth school to get verbal commitments from four Top 100 prospects -- joining Penn State, Ohio State, and Oklahoma State.



    Two-time Junior freestyle All-American Meredith chooses Wolfpack

    October 8, 2013: Three-time state champion Bryce Meredith (Cheyenne Central, Wyo.), ranked No. 93 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to North Carolina State on Tuesday afternoon. Meredith has a three-year high school record of 132-10, winning state titles at 103, 113, and 132 pounds. This past year, he was seventh in the 126 pound weight class at the Walsh Ironman and sixth in that same weight at the NHSCA Junior Nationals.

    Meredith's off-season exploits also include two All-American finishes in Junior freestyle, fifth at 120 in 2012 and third at 126 in 2013. He projects to be a 133/141 pound wrestler in college.



    FILA Cadet freestyle champion Micic chooses Northwestern

    October 7, 2013: Two-time state champion Stevan Micic (Hanover Central, Ind.), who is an undefeated 95-0 over the last two high school seasons, verbally committed to Northwestern University on Monday evening. Micic, the No. 25 overall recruit in the Class of 2014, has a career record of 138-5, having finished third in the state as a freshman at 103 pounds before winning state the last two years at 106 and 113.

    Micic placed in each of his three years as a FILA Cadet: fifth at 101 in 2011, second at 110 in 2012, before earning the title at 119 this past May. He was a Cadet National freestyle champion in 2011 at 98 pounds, and third in 2012 at 113 pounds. His freestyle success also includes a fifth place finish in the 121 pound weight class at the FILA Junior level.

    Joining No. 3 Bryce Brill (Mt. Carmel, Ill.) as an elite Class of 2014 commitment to Northwestern, Micic projects to the 125/133 pound weight class as a college wrestler. He also finished the 2012-13 season ranked No. 1 in the nation at 113 pounds.



    No. 49 Weaver chooses Indiana University

    October 7, 2013: Three-time state champion Cole Weaver (Hudson, Mich.), who is ranked No. 49 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to Indiana University on Monday afternoon. He joins No. 22 Jacob Danishek (Dayton Christian, Ohio) as Top 100 wrestlers to commit to the Hoosiers as part of this recruiting class. Weaver projects as a 133/141 pound wrestler in college, having won state each of the last three years at 112, 119, and 130 pounds. He is also a two-time Cadet National double All-American, earning fourth in both styles at 119 in 2011; and making the finals at 126 in both styles in 2012, including a Greco-Roman championship.



    No. 67 Moisey to West Virginia

    October 7, 2013: Three-time state placer, and two-time state runner-up, Zeke Moisey (Bethlehem Catholic, Pa.) verbally committed to West Virginia University on Monday evening. Moisey, who is ranked No. 67 overall in the Class of 2014, has a career record of 97-14, having finished fifth at state as a freshman and second each of the last two years. He finished as runner-up at the Beast of the East during both his freshman and sophomore years.

    Moisey, who projects as a 133/141 at the collegiate level, was also a FloNationals champion in 2012 at 120 pounds. He also placed fourth this past year in that tournament at 126 pounds. In addition, Moisey has placed twice at the Super32 Challenge; seventh in 2009 as an eighth grader, and eighth in 2010 as a freshman.



    No. 55 Ervin third Top 100 commit for the Illini

    October 6, 2013: Four-time state champion Brock Ervin (Union County, Ky.), who is ranked No. 55 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to the University of Illinois on Sunday evening. The projected 133/141 pound wrestler also was a NHSCA Junior Nationals champion this past spring, and placed fifth at the Walsh Ironman in December 2012 - both of those coming at 126 pounds.

    Ervin joins No. 5 Jered Cortez (Glenbard North, Ill.) and No. 14 Michael Pixley (Blue Springs, Mo.) as Top 100 commits to the Fighting Illini in this recruiting class.



    No. 82 Corsaro chooses Rutgers

    October 4, 2013: Two-time state runner-up Vinny Corsaro (Indianapolis Cathedral, Ind.), who is ranked No. 82 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to Rutgers earlier on Friday evening. He has an 81-8 aggregate record during his two state runner-up campaigns, which came at 145 and 152 pounds respectively. During the past off-season, Corsaro placed fifth at 152 in the FloNationals and 6th at 152 in Junior freestyle in Fargo.

    Corsaro is a projected 157 at the college level, and will join high school teammate Wesley Bernard and No. 58 Anthony Giraldo (North Bergen, N.J.) as commits to the Scarlet Knights in the Class of 2014.



    Badgers land No. 42 Christensen

    October 2, 2013: State champion Ryan Christensen (Woodinville, Wash.), who is ranked No. 42 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to the University of Wisconsin. He was a Cadet Nationals double finalist in 2012 at 170 pounds, splitting championship matches against Chandler Rogers, winning in freestyle and losing in Greco-Roman. This past year, he was state champion at 182 pounds, after losing in the state final at 160 the year before.

    Christensen projects to the 184 pound weight class in college, and is the second top 50 commit for the Badgers in the Class of 2014, joining No. 47 Johnny Jimenez (Marmion Academy, Ill.). Also part of the Wisconsin recruiting group are in-state commits Jens Lantz (Ellsworth) and Jared Scharenbock (Sun Prairie).



    Princeton gets verbal from No. 66 senior recruit Ozias

    October 1, 2013: Princeton received a verbal commitment from Coy Ozias (Christiansburg, Va.), the nation's No. 66 senior recruit. Ozias is a three-time state champion, winning his first state title in Maryland and the last two in Virginia. This past year he placed fourth at the Walsh Ironman and fifth at both the Super 32 Challenge and Beast of the East. He projects as a 133-pounder in college. Ozias joins No. 28 Jonathan Schleifer (East Brunswick, N.J.) as a Top 100 commit for Princeton in the Class of 2014.



    California state champion Sweany a third Top 100 commit for Big Red in 2014 class

    September 26, 2013: Head Coaches Adam Wight and Clint Birch, along with the Vacaville High School athletic department, are pleased to announce that senior Jeramy Sweany has verbally committed to wrestle for head coach Rob Koll and the Cornell University Big Red. Sweany, a 2013 CIF State Champion at 197 lbs, is a five time All American entering his senior season as a Bulldog.

    Cornell University competes in the Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association (EIWA), which it has won each year since 2007, and has finished in the top five at the NCAA Division 1 Wrestling championship each of the last four years, including two runner up finishes (2010 and 2011). Last year, Cornell senior Kyle Dake became the face of collegiate wrestling by becoming the first to win national titles at four different weight classes and the first to win four titles without a redshirt season. The Hodge Award winner as collegiate wrestler of the year, Dake was named the EIWA and Ivy League Wrestler of the Year and went unbeaten at 165 pounds, including knocking off the reigning champion at the weight class and 2012 Hodge Award winner David Taylor of Penn State. The Big Red again won the Ivy title for the 11th consecutive season. Senior Steve Bosak (third at 184 pounds), freshman Nahshon Garrett (third at 125 pounds) and junior Mike Nevinger (fifth at 141 pounds) also earned All-America status. Head Coach Rob Koll is assisted at Cornell by Damian Hahn, a two time NCAA Division 1 Champion for the Minnesota Golden Gophers (2003, 2004) at 197 lbs. Jeramy is excited to work closely with Coach Hahn, who in his eighth season has helped wrestlers win eight individual NCAA championships, and focuses on the upper weights.

    In three seasons, Sweany has amassed an amazing 119-24 match record, with 63 pins. Sweany lost only 1 match in his 2013 state championship campaign, going 51-1 with the lone loss coming at The Clash National Duals in Rochester, Minnesota. Sweany has the opportunity of becoming Vacaville High School's first two time state champion this year.

    Jeramy will be joining 2013 VHS graduate, and CIF State Place winner, Chris Lai in the Ivy League, who is currently wrestling for the University of Pennsylvania Quakers -- making this two Bulldog recruits to the IVY league in two years!

    Information courtesy of press release written by Vacaville High School Wrestling

    Sweany is the third Top 100 commit to Cornell in the Class of 2014, joining No. 18 Joseph Galasso (Father Judge, Pa.) and No. 75 Andrew Garcia (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.)



    No. 29 Warner chooses Old Dominion

    September 24, 2013: Two-time state runner-up T.C. Warner (Cumberland Valley, Pa.), who is ranked No. 29 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to Old Dominion University on Tuesday evening. This past year, Warner went 39-2 on the way to a second place state tournament finish at 152 pounds. He was champion at the King of the Mountain and third place at the Beast of the East, both of those tournaments wrestling at 160 pounds.

    Warner, who projects as a 165-pound wrestler in college, will join older brother Tristan as a Monarch. He is also the second Top 100 commit for Old Dominion in the Class of 2014, joining No. 91 Emilio Saavedra (Modesto, Calif.)



    Central Michigan gets commitment from No. 51 Fleetwood

    September 24, 2013: Brent Fleetwood (Smyrna, Del.), a three-time state champion who won the Beast of the East this past, year verbally committed to Central Michigan on Tuesday morning. The two-time fifth place finisher in Junior freestyle at 113 pounds is also a two-time Super 32 Challenge placer (7th at 106 in 2011, 4th at 113 in 2012), and is currently No. 51 overall in the Class of 2014.

    Fleetwood was second at the NHSCA Junior Nationals at 113 this past year after winning a NHSCA Sophomore Nationals title at 106 one year ago. He was also an undefeated 47-0 during his junior season, and has a career high school record of 122-12. Fleetwood projects as a 125 pound wrestler in college, and is the second Top 100 wrestler to verbally commit to Central Michigan in this class joining No. 70 Cody LeCount (Perry Meridian, Ind.)



    No. 19 Peppelman is second Top 100 commit for Virginia

    September 23, 2013: Garrett Peppelman (Central Dauphin, Pa.), who is ranked No. 19 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to the University of Virginia earlier this evening. Peppelman is a three-time state placer, who won state at 152 pounds in 2012, also placing fifth at 145 as a freshman before losing in the state final this past year at 160 to Chance Marsteller. He has a career record of 139-14, and is also a two-time placer at the Super 32 Challenge, placing fifth in 2011 and sixth this past October.

    Peppelman also was champion at the Beast of the East this past December in the 160 pound weight class. He follows older brothers Walter (Harvard) and Marshall (Cornell) in wrestling at the Division I level, and projects to the 165 pound weight class in college. Peppelman joins No. 85 Chance McClure (Commerce, Ga.) as a Top 100 commit for the Cavaliers in this recruiting class.



    No. 84 Crane verbals to Missouri

    September 23, 2013: Three-time state finalist Samuel Crane (Rock Bridge, Mo.), who is ranked No. 84 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to the University of Missouri on Monday afternoon. Crane was state champion at 132 pounds as a sophomore, while finishing second in the state at 125 as a freshman and second at 138 this past year. Interestingly, he joins Daniel Lewis (Blue Springs, Mo.) - whom he fell to defeat against in the state final this past year - as commits to Missouri in the Class of 2014. Crane projects to the 141 pound weight class in college.



    No. 50 Klee verbals to Army

    September 22, 2013: Two-time Beast of the East runner-up P.J. Klee (Cardinal Newman, Calif.), who is ranked No. 50 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to Army early on Sunday morning. Klee competed at Blair Academy in New Jersey for the first two-plus years of his high school career. However, he was closed out of the lineup for the post-season run during his first two years by Caleb Richardson (2010-11) and Max Hvlobek (11-12). Then, Klee left for home in the middle of his junior year and was ruled ineligible to compete in California this past season.

    Outside of the season, Klee was a NHSCA grade-level nationals champion in the spring off his freshman and sophomore years, before placing fourth this past year. In addition, his resume includes All-American finishes at the FILA Cadet Nationals in freestyle and the Cadet Nationals in freestyle. He projects to the 149 weight class in college.



    No. 28 Schleifer chooses Princeton

    September 22, 2013: Three-time state placer Jonathan Schleifer (East Brunswick, N.J.) verbally committed to Princeton earlier this morning. Schleifer has finished eighth, third, and second at the state tournament the last three years. He also won the FloNationals in 2013 at 160 pounds, was third at the Super 32 Challenge in 2012 at the 160 pound weight class, and was champion at 160 pounds in the 2012 NHSCA Sophomore Nationals.

    Schleifer is ranked No. 28 overall in the Class of 2014, projects to the 165 pound weight class in college, and is Princeton's first verbal commitment for the Class of 2014.



    Pair of California state champs, Top 100 recruits, choose ASU

    September 19, 2013: Nikko Villarreal (Gilroy, Calif.) and Derrick Jones (Bloomington, Calif.) both verbally committed to Arizona State. Villarreal is the No. 44 overall recruit in the Class of 2014, and as a two-time state champion projects to the 149 pound weight class in college. He is also a two-time FloNationals placer, taking seventh at 132 and fourth at 138 each of the last two years. In his state tournament career, he was third at 125 as a freshman before winning titles at 132 and 138 each of the last two years.

    Jones is the No. 100 overall recruit in the senior class, and projects to the 285 pound weight class. In addition to winning state at 220 pounds this past year, he was champion at the Flo Nationals in the 220 pound weight class.



    No. 96 Harris makes it four Top 100 commits in Ohio State Class of 2014

    September 17, 2013: Undefeated state champion Ryan Harris (Beachwood, Ohio), who went 50-0 during the 2012-13 season at 160 pounds verbally committed to Ohio State University earlier this evening. Harris, who is a three-time state placer (7th, 3rd, and 1st) with a career record of 142-11, is ranked No. 96 overall in the Class of 2014. He also placed seventh in the 152 pound weight class at the 2012 Super 32 Challenge, and third at 138 pounds in the 2012 NHSCA Sophomore Nationals.

    Harris, who projects as a 174 pound wrestler in college, joins No. 2 Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md./U.S. Olympic Training Center), No. 7 Micah Jordan (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), and No. 9 Thomas Haines (Solanco, Pa.) in the Buckeyes' Class of 2014.



    No. 37 Rodriguez-Spencer chooses Iowa State

    September 14, 2013: New York state champion Renaldo Rodriguez-Spencer (Cheektowaga), who is ranked No. 37 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to Iowa State on Saturday evening. Rodriguez-Spencer was also a state runner-up during the 2011-12 season, and was a NHSCA Junior Nationals champion at 138 pounds in April. Ending the 2012-13 season ranked No. 13 at 132 pounds, he projects to the 141 pound weight class in college, and joins No. 74 Nathan Boston (Woodford County, Ky.) as Iowa State commits in the 2014 recruiting class.



    No. 91 Saavedra among pair to commit to Old Dominion today

    September 14, 2013: Old Dominion earned verbal commitments from two Class of 2014 prospects on this Saturday afternoon. Two-time California state placer Emilio Saavedra (Modesto), who is ranked No. 91 overall in this senior class, is the first of these commitments. Saavedra placed third at 103 pounds as a freshman, fourth at 120 as a sophomore, before missing his junior season. He has also placed the last three years at the postseason FloNationals: first at 103 in 2011, third at 113 in 2012, and 5th at 126 in 2013. Saavedra projects to the 133 pound weight class in college.

    Second of these commits is Joey Balboni (David Brearley, N.J.), who placed third at state in the 170 pound weight class. Balboni followed that up with a fourth place finish at 170 pounds in the NHSCA Junior Nationals. He projects to the 174 pound weight class. This pair of wrestlers joins two-time Super 32 Challenge placer Trent Allen (South Brunswick, N.C.) as Monarch commitments in the Class of 2014.



    No. 78 White makes it a pair of Top 100 commits for Nebraska

    September 14, 2013: Derek White (Edmond North, Okla.), ranked No. 78 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to the University of Nebraska. During the 2012-13 season, he went 34-5 during a state championship campaign at 170 pounds. This summer, he finished third at the 195 pound weight class during the Junior National freestyle championships in Fargo, N.D. White projects as a 197 pound wrestler in college, and joins No. 34 Colton Adams (Scottsbluff, Neb.) as a Top 100 wrestler to commit to the Cornhuskers in this recruiting class.



    Junior Greco-Roman champion McClure chooses Virginia

    September 11, 2013: Junior National Greco-Roman champion Chance McClure (Commerce, Ga.), who is ranked No. 85 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to the University of Virginia. McClure was also champion of the NHSCA Junior Nationals this past spring at 220 pounds , and finished seventh in freestyle at 195 pounds in the Junior Nationals this summer.

    McClure projects to the 197-pound weight class, and is the second Georgia native to be a part of the Class of 2014 for Virginia -- joins Jake Henson (Pope).



    Pair of Junior National freestyle All-Americans among trio to commit to Hoosiers

    September 9, 2013: Three wrestlers verbally committed to join the Indiana University program's recruiting haul for the Class of 2014. Logan Marcicki (Detroit Catholic Central, Mich.) is a two-time state finalist, winning state in 2011 at 130 and taking second this past year at 160; he also finished fourth in Junior freestyle this summer at 160 pounds, and projects as a 165/174 in college. Dakota Thacker (Bloomington South, Ind.) placed fifth in this past season's state tournament at 182 pounds, and projects to be a 184/197 in college. Fletcher Miller (Kokomo, Ind.) was a state runner-up at 220 pounds this past season, placed second in Junior folkstyle at 220 this spring, and was third in Fargo at 220 pounds in the Junior freestyle event; he projects to the 285 weight class.

    All three wrestlers join two already committed to the Hoosiers in the Class of 2014 -- No. 22 Jacob Danishek (Dayton Christian, Ohio) and three-time state placer Austin Reese (Mechanicsburg, Ohio).



    Super 32 Challenge champion Millhof chooses the Sooners

    September 2, 2013: Ryan Millhof (Collins Hill, Ga.), ranked No. 27 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to the University of Oklahoma. Millhof is a two-time state champion, three-time state finalist, and has won NHSCA freshman, sophomore, and junior national championships.

    Millhof won the Super 32 Challenge in October 2012 at 113 pounds, and finished third at 106 pounds in the 2011 Super 32 Challenge. He finished the 2012-13 season ranked No. 5 nationally at 120 pounds, and projects to the 133 pound weight class in college. Millhof is also the third Top 100 recruit to commit to Oklahoma in this class, joining No. 79 Jacob Rubio (Canyon Randall, Tex.) and No. 89 Nathan Marek (Southmoore, Okla.).



    Pennsylvania state champion Smith chooses Bucknell

    September 1, 2013: Tyler Smith (Franklin Regional, Pa.), a state champion this past season at 132 pounds, verbally committed to Bucknell University earlier this afternoon. Approximately six weeks ago, he finished eighth place in the Junior National freestyle championships at 138 pounds to earn All-American honors. Smith was also runner-up at the POWERade Christmas Wrestling Tournament in the 132 pound weight class in December 2012.

    Smith placed fifth at 120 pounds in the Class AAA state tournament as a sophomore, and qualified for state at 112 pounds as a freshman. He has a career record of 120-19, and projects as a 141/149 pound wrestler in college.



    No. 62 Magaldo chooses Oklahoma State

    August 31, 2013: Three-time state placer, and 2012 state champion, Mike Magaldo (Watchung Hills, N.J.) verbally committed to Oklahoma State yesterday. In addition to the 2012 state title at 120 pounds, Magaldo finished runner-up at 112 in 2011 and was third at 126 this past year. He is ranked No. 62 overall in the Class of 2014, and ended the 2012-13 season ranked No. 13 at 126 pounds.

    Magaldo also placed third at 126 pounds in the 2013 FloNationals, and projects as a 133/141 pound wrestler in college. He joins No. 13 Chandler Rogers as Top 100 commits to Oklahoma State in this class.



    Haines a third top ten recruit for Scarlet and Gray in 2014 class

    August 30, 2013: Three-time state champion Thomas Haines (Solanco, Pa.) verbally committed to The Ohio State University earlier today. Ranked No. 9 in the Class of 2014, Haines joins No. 2 Kyle Snyder (Good Counsel, Md./Olympic Training Center) and No. 7 Micah Jordan (St. Paris Graham, Ohio) in the Buckeyes' recruiting class.

    For his career, Haines has a record of 132-5 in his three high school seasons, which includes a mark of 82-1 during the last two seasons. As a sophomore, he won a title at the preseason Super 32 Challenge and during the season at the POWERade Christmas Wrestling Tournament; while last year, he finished as runner-up to Snyder at both of those tournaments.

    Haines projects to the 285 pound weight class at the collegiate level.



    State champion Sizemore chooses Ohio University

    August 25, 2013: The Bobcats of Ohio University got their first commitment for the Class of 2014 in Dakota Sizemore (Cincinnati Moeller, Ohio). Sizemore was a state champion this past year at 160 pounds, going 32-6 between the 160 and 170 weight classes. He placed third at the POWERade Christmas Wrestling Tournament up at 170 pounds. He has a career record of 103-29, placing third at 152 pounds as a sophomore, and qualifying for state as a freshman at 145 pounds.

    Sizemore also was a key contributor on the Crusaders' state championship football team in 2012, as a linebacker and on special teams. He projects as a 184 pound wrestler at the collegiate level.



    No. 3 junior Massa to join older brother at Michigan

    Logan Massa
    August 14, 2013: Logan Massa (St. Johns, Mich.), the nation's third-ranked junior, gave a verbal commitment to the University of Michigan, where he will join older brother Taylor.

    Massa won a state championship this past season and was a state runner-up as a freshman. This past spring he finished second at FILA Cadet National freestyle competition and third in the FILA Junior National freestyle competition. Last fall Massa won the Grappler Fall Classic and finished fourth at the Super 32 Challenge.



    Pixley makes it two Junior freestyle champions committed to Illinois

    August 9, 2013: Michael Pixley (Blue Springs, Mo.), who was ranked No. 38 in the Class of 2014 as of late June, verbally committed to the University of Illinois on Friday afternoon. He joins No. 7 Jered Cortez (Glenbard North, Ill.) as a Junior freestyle champion to commit to the Illini in the Class of 2014. Pixley won his Fargo title this year at 182 pounds, as he won all matches by technical fall; which was his second Fargo freestyle title, having won a Cadet title at 182 pounds last summer.

    Over the last two scholastic seasons, Pixley is 80-2, including an undefeated state title campaign this past year with a 41-0 record at 182 pounds. He ended the 2012-13 season ranked No. 9 nationally at 182 pounds, and projects as a 184/197 in college.



    2012 NCAA All-American Tessari transfers to Hofstra

    Cam Tessari
    August 8, 2013: After leaving the Ohio State wrestling program this spring, Cam Tessari has found a new home. The fourth-place finisher at 149 pounds in the 2012 Division I NCAA Wrestling Championships will be transferring to Hostra. This past year, Tessari was removed from competition prior to the Big Ten Championships in early March. He will have three years in which to compete two seasons for the Pride, and projects to the 149/157-pound weight classes.



    InterMat JJ Classic Outstanding Wrestler Rose stays in home state, verbals to Minnesota

    August 8, 2013: Nathan Rose (Sibley East, Minn.), a two-time undefeated state champion, verbally committed to the University of Minnesota earlier this afternoon. He has been an undefeated 45-0 in each of those two seasons at 195 pounds, and has a career high school record of 131-3.

    Last fall Rose was champion at the Preseason Nationals and Oustanding Wrestler at the InterMat JJ Classic after winning that tournament. Both of those titles came at 195 pounds. In the spring after his freshman and sophomore years, Rose won titles at the NHSCA Nationals. He projects as a 197 pounder for the Gophers, and joins No. 18 Tommy Thorn (St. Michael-Albertville, Minn.) in their Class of 2014.



    Three-time Preseason Nationals champion Adams chooses home-state 'Huskers

    August 7, 2013: Colton Adams (Scottsbluff, Neb.), a three-time champion at the Preseason Nationals, verbally committed to the University of Nebraska on Wednesday morning. He is currently ranked No. 28 overall in the Class of 2014, and finished the 2012-13 season ranked No. 14 at 132 pounds. Adams has a career record of 138-4, and placed third in the 2012 Walsh Ironman at 126 pounds. He projects to be a 141 pound wrestler in college, and is the first 'Huskers commit for this class.



    Two-time InterMat JJ Classic champion chooses Northern Iowa

    Josh Alber
    August 5, 2013: Josh Alber (Dakota, Ill.), ranked No. 66 overall in the Class of 2014, verbally committed to Northern Iowa. The two-time InterMat JJ Classic champion was also second in the Super 32 Challenge at 120 pounds, and is undefeated for his high school career with an overall record of 134-0. He has the longest winning streak in Illinois high school wrestling history.

    Alber ended the 2012-13 season ranked No. 10 overall at 120 pounds, and projects as a 133-pound wrestler in college.



    Rising junior Forte, No. 10 in Class of 2015, chooses Buffalo

    Tommy Forte (Photo/Paul Tincher, IndianaMat.com)


    August 3, 2013: Tommy Forte (Mishawaka, Ind.), a junior-to-be who ranks No. 10 overall in the Class of 2015, verbally committed to the University at Buffalo earlier on Saturday afternoon. He enters this year with a career record of 89-3, including an undefeated 46-0 this past year in winning a state title at 138 pounds.

    In early April of this year, Forte was runner-up in Junior folkstyle at 145 pounds, and was ranked No. 16 at 138 pounds to end the 2012-13 season. He projects as a 149/157 pound wrestler in college, and is the initial ranked wrestler in the Class of 2015 to make his college decision.



    Junior freestyle All-American Rubio commits to the Sooners

    Jacob Rubio
    August 3, 2013: Yesterday afternoon, three-time state finalist Jacob Rubio (Canyon Randall, Texas) made a verbal commitment to the University of Oklahoma. Coming off a state title this past year at 132 pounds, Rubio was ranked as the No. 97 overall recruit in the Class of 2013 late in the month of June. This preceded his undefeated run in both Greco-Roman and freestyle at the Junior Duals in Oklahoma City that next week, and a sixth place finish in Junior National freestyle last month in Fargo.

    Rubio finished second at state in 2011 and 2012, has finished fifth twice at the FILA Cadet Nationals in Greco-Roman at 58 kilograms, and was fifth in Greco-Roman at the FILA Junior Nationals at 60 kilograms. He also finished fourth in both styles at the Cadet Nationals last summer in Fargo. Rubio projects as a 133 pound wrestler in college, and joins No. 86 Nathan Marek (Southmoore, Okla.) as Top 100 commits for the Soonres in the Class of 2014.
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    dob092095 (1) about 1 and a half years ago
    just wonder why zain retherford article isn't here.
    jamiemosteller (1) about 10 months ago
    Galasso's school didn't move, he switched schools from Malvern Prep to Father Judge (PIAA)
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    dob092095 (1) about 9 months ago
    Jason Nolf going to PSU article says he is 3rd top 15 recruit. He should be the 4th. Didn't Thomas Haines verbal last year as a junior? He is not listed on your top 100 senior list as going to PSU. Did he change his mind?
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    Haines de-committed.
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