NC State recruit Matthew Singleton (Photo courtesy of SEWrestle.com)
While the majority of the US wrestling world was focused on either Fargo or the Cadet World Championships, NC State made news by securing a commitment from the #11 overall recruit in the Class of 2022 Matthew Singleton (Woodward Academy, GA). Singleton is currently ranked seventh in the 182 lb weight class. Earlier this year, Singleton made the Junior World Team in Greco-Roman at 77 kg. He moved up to 79 kg for freestyle and took seventh place.
Singleton is a three-time Georgia state champion that will be going for a fourth during his senior season. Though he isn't competing in Fargo, Singleton already has made his mark at the tournament. He was a runner-up in both styles at the 16U division in 2019 and was fourth in Greco the previous year. Singleton was also a finalist at the 2020 Super 32.
The Georgia native will join a talented group of upperweights as returning 184 lb NCAA finalist Trent Hidlay still has three years of eligibility remaining. Incoming freshman, Joey Milano, also projected to compete at 184, was ranked #23 overall in the Class of 2021.
Singleton joins an already-loaded recruiting class for Wolfpack head coach Pat Popolizio. They have commitments from #16 Chase Horne (GA), #29 Jackson Arrington (PA), #32 Dylan Fishback (OH), #60 Finn Solomon (PA). NC State continues to put together stacked recruiting classes. The 2021 class was ranked fifth in the nation.