Berge, nation's No. 9 recruit, commits to Penn State

Brady Berge gets his hand raised after winning a Super 32 Challenge title (Photo/Rob Preston)

Brady Berge (Kasson-Mantorville, Minn.), the nation's No. 9 senior recruit by InterMat, committed to wrestle at Penn State.

He announced his decision Wednesday afternoon on Flo Radio Live.

Berge chose Penn State over Iowa, Oklahoma State and Minnesota. He projects as a 149-pounder in college.

"You look at what they're doing with the guys around my weight class, what the coaches are doing with them, they're developing guys to be the best guys in the country right now," Berge said on Flo Radio Live. "They score a lot of points. That's what I want to do. That's where I want to be, not only the best guy in the country, but scoring those bonus points. It's fun."

He becomes the second top 10 recruit from the Class of 2017 to commit to Penn State, joining No. 5 Nick Lee. Three top 10 recruits from the Class of 2018, No. 5 Travis Wittlake, No. 6 Roman Bravo Young and No. 8 Joe Lee, have also committed to the Nittany Lions.

Berge is a three-time state champion. Last season he broke his leg in his state semifinal match, which caused him to default out of the tournament. Prior to the injury Berge had won 146 consecutive matches and compiled a career record of 234-4.

This fall Berge was victorious at Who's Number One, and captured a Super 32 Challenge title at 152 pounds, earning Outstanding Wrestler honors in the process.

He's both relieved and excited after making his decision.

"It's been a little stressful lately, but I really enjoyed the process," Berge said. "It is a little bit of a relief to get it out there. But I'm really excited for the future, and I'm really excited for Penn State wrestling."


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