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Way-too-early look at top recruiting classes of 2017

No. 18 junior Justin Mejia has already committed to the University of Iowa (Photo/John Sachs, Tech-fall.com)
The college recruiting process is ever accelerating. It's not even the 20th of May yet in the junior year for the Class of 2017, and more than 40 percent of the current top 50 prospects have verbally committed to the school of their choice. Furthermore, that includes five of the nation's top seven, and half (13) of the top 26.

In terms of early recruiting, the University of Iowa is off to an excellent start. The Hawkeyes have a verbal commitment from the top overall recruit in this class, Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional, Pa.), along with three other top 50 prospects: No. 18 Justin Mejia (Clovis, Calif.), No. 32 Jason Renteria (Oak Park River Forest, Ill.), and No. 44 Luke Troy (Martin Luther King, Calif.). Something to watch for is if all of the commitments in this class stick: Lee, Mejia, and Renteria are likely to project as either 125 or 133-pound wrestlers.

Also off to an excellent start is Cornell, who has verbal commitments from the No. 2 and No. 3 overall recruits in this class: Yianni Diakomihalis (Hilton, N.Y.) and Vitali Arujau (Syosset, N.Y.).

Two other schools have verbal commitments from a pair of top 50 recruits: Navy with No. 22 Quentin Hovis (Seton Catholic, Ariz.) and No. 38 Gus Solomon (Franklin Regional, Pa.), Wisconsin with No. 33 Kyle Lawson (Olentangy Liberty, Ohio) and No. 48 Paul Konrath (Connections Academy, Ind.)

Summary of notable early recruiting hauls:

Iowa: No. 1 Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional, Pa.), No. 18 Justin Mejia (Clovis, Calif.), No. 32 Jason Renteria (Oak Park River Forest, Ill.), No. 44 Luke Troy (Martin Luther King, Calif.)

Cornell: No. 2 Yianni Diakomihalis (Hilton, N.Y.), No. 3 Vitali Arujau (Syosset, N.Y.), Andrew Berreyesa (Reno, Nev.)

Navy: No. 22 Quentin Hovis (Seton Catholic, Ariz.), No. 38 Gus Solomon (Franklin Regional, Pa.), Ian Timmins (Wooster, Nev.)

Wisconsin: No. 33 Kyle Lawson (Olentangy Liberty, Ohio), No. 48 Paul Konrath (Connections Academy, Ind.), Jackson Hemauer (DeForest, Wis.)

Michigan: No. 43 Ben Freeman (Walled Lake Central, Mich.), Andrew Davison (Chesterton, Ind.), Drew Mattin (Delta, Ohio)

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greff (1) about 5 and a half years ago
Lee has not wrestled a match at a college weight in reality Yianni is the best most accomplished wrestler in this class because he is wrestling men not boys
RaginRaisins (1) about 5 and a half years ago
Right because Spencer probably didn't wrestle any men when he won his JR World Title?
whocares (1) about 5 and a half years ago
You, greff, are stupid.