Shayne Van Ness brings Jesse Mendez to the mat at Who's Number One on Oct. 6, 2019 (Photo/Mark Lundy, Lutte-Lens.com)
Penn State has landed its second top-five recruit from the Class of 2021.
Blair Academy's Shayne Van Ness, who finished the 2019-20 season ranked No. 1 at 132 pounds, gave a verbal commitment to Penn State on Labor Day. He chose the Nittany Lions over Cornell and Ohio State.
Van Ness made the announcement on social media and included a video.
Last season, Van Ness picked up a pair of wins during Who's Number One in early October against the two wrestlers that ended the season ranked directly behind him. Upon return, Van Ness dominated his way to a National Prep championship with three pins and two technical falls in five bouts, including wins over three of the other four top-five finishers.
Van Ness joins Alex Facundo as the second top-five recruit from the Class of 2021 to commit to Penn State.