Justin Mejia celebrates after winning the Doc Buchanan Invitational title (Photo/Tony Rotundo, WrestlersAreWarriors.com)
Four-time state champ Justin Mejia (Clovis, Calif.) re-opened his recruiting last month after Mark Perry left his assistant coach position at the University of Illinois to become the head coach at the Hawkeye Wrestling Club in Iowa City. The No. 22 overall recruit in the Class of 2017 was granted a release from his National Letter of Intent by the Illini, and has now committed to enroll at the University of Iowa for the fall semester.
Mejia will join four other top 100 recruits as part of the Hawkeyes' 2017-18 roster. Those include No. 1 Spencer Lee (Franklin Regional, Pa.), No. 7 Jacob Warner (Washington, Ill.), No. 30 Max Murin (Central Cambria, Pa.), and No. 75 Aaron Costello (Western Dubuque, Iowa). He projects to compete as a 125/133 in college.