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InterMat Recruiting Notebook

7/5/2012
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The InterMat Recruiting Notebook includes all the latest wrestling recruiting news from across the country.

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    No. 30 Gentile stays home, chooses Rutgers

    July 14, 2014: State champion Ronnie Gentile (Paulsboro, N.J.), who is ranked No. 30 overall in the Class of 2015, verbally committed to in-state Rutgers University earlier today. The two-time state finalist has a combined record of 79-3 in these last two seasons, finishing second at 132 last year before winning at 138 this past season.

    The previous two summers, Gentile was also an All-American in Fargo freestyle at 138 pounds, third as a Cadet in 2012 and fourth at the Junior level in 2013. He ended the 2013-14 high school season ranked No. 16 overall at 138 pounds, and projects as a 149/157 in college. Gentile joins Peter Lipari (Bergen Catholic, N.J.) as a member of the Scarlet Knights' 2015 recruiting class.



    No. 92 Wilcke commits to Iowa, makes it three Iowa native top 100 prospects to make college decisions

    July 14, 2014: State champion Cash Wilcke (OA-BCIG, Iowa), who is ranked No. 92 overall in the Class of 2015, became the initial verbal commit for the University of Iowa in this class. Placing fourth the previous two years of his high school career, Wilcke will enter his senior year with a 127-16 career record, including a mark of 89-7 the last two seasons.

    During the last twelve months, he was fourth in Cadet freestyle at 182 pounds in Fargo, placed second at 195 pounds in the Preseason Nationals, and was runner-up in the 182 pound class at the NHSCA Junior Nationals. Wilcke makes it three Iowa natives in the top 100 to commit to colleges in the Class of 2015, and projects to the 184 pound weight class in college.



    No. 60 Steiert second top 100 Class of 2015 prospect to jump on the Panther Train

    July 14, 2014: Bryce Steiert (Waverly-Shell Rock, Iowa), a state champion this past high school season, verbally committed to the University of Northern Iowa late on Sunday evening. The No. 60 ranked overall prospect in the Class of 2015 is a three-time state placer in Iowa's Class 3A big-school division, placing seventh as a freshman and second as a sophomore. He has a career record of 123-21, including a mark of 88-7 over the last two years.

    Steiert was runner-up at the Preseason Nationals this past fall, and ended the 2013-14 season ranked No. 19 overall at 145 pounds. He joins No. 32 Max Thomsen (Union) as a fellow Iowa native and top 100 ranked prospect to commit to head coach Doug Schwab and the UNI Panthers in the Class of 2015. Steiert projects as a 157 in college.



    No. 26 Montalvo commits to Illinois

    July 7, 2014: Xavier Montalvo (Montini Catholic, Ill.), a two-time state champion, verbally committed to the University of Illinois earlier this evening. Last year's Junior National Greco-Roman runner-up at 160 pounds was also a FloNationals champion this past April at 160 pounds. He was a Preseason Nationals champion this past October at 170 pounds, and has multiple other All-American honors in Fargo and at the FILA Cadet level.

    The two-time state champion has a three-year high school record of 133-20, including a 96-9 mark during the last two seasons. He projects as a 174 in college, and is the Illini's initial Class of 2015 verbal commitment.



    No. 58 Harrell third top 100 recruit for Cavaliers in Class of 2015

    July 7, 2014: Cameron Harrell (McDonogh, Md.) verbally committed to the University of Virginia earlier this evening. He was a National Prep runner-up this past year at McDonogh after winning public school state titles the previous two seasons. Earlier this spring, Harrell placed third at 152 pounds in freestyle at the FILA Cadet Nationals in Akron. Last summer, he was fourth in Cadet freestyle at 138 pounds.

    Harrell projects as a 149/157 pound wrestler in college, and joins No. 7 Fox Baldwin (Osceola, Fla.) and No. 15 Sam Krivus (Hempfield Area, Pa.) as top 100 ranked Class of 2015 prospects to commit to the University of Virginia.



    No. 32 recruit Thomsen commits to Northern Iowa

    July 7, 2014: Northern Iowa received a verbal commitment from three-time state champion Max Thomsen (Union, Iowa). He enters his senior season with a career record of 151-1.

    Thomsen is the nation's No. 32 recruit and finished the season ranked No. 17 at 138 pounds.

    He projects at 141 or 149 pounds in college.



    No. 36 Fogarty second Minnesota native to cross border for North Dakota State in Class of 2015

    July 2, 2014: State champion, and three-time state placer, Andrew Fogarty (Scott West, Minn.) verbally committed to North Dakota State earlier this evening. After placing third each of the prior two seasons, Fogarty finished 52-1 this past season on the way to a state title at 160 pounds. He also ended the season ranked No. 18 nationally at that weight class, and is currently ranked No. 36 overall in the Class of 2015.

    Fogarty also has a three-year high school record of 138-19, and projects as a 165/174 in college. He joins four-time state champion Cameron Sykora (Border West, Minn.) as members of the Bison recruiting class for 2015.



    No. 40 Clayton stays in-state, becomes initial Mizzou commit for Class of 2015

    July 2, 2014: Jaydin Clayton (Father Tolton Catholic, Mo.), a three-time state champion with a career undefeated high school record of 105-0, verbally committed to the University of Missouri earlier this evening. In addition to winning three state titles, he placed fourth at the Flo Nationals this past year, was a champion at the NHSCA Sophomore Nationals last year, and is a two-time Cadet National freestyle All-American.

    Clayton is the initial verbal commitment for the University of Missouri recruiting Class of 2015, and projects to the 141 pound weight class in college. He ended the 2013-14 season ranked No. 18 nationally at 138 pounds, and is currently ranked No. 40 overall in the Class of 2015.



    Class of 2016 Marko stays in state, chooses University of Wisconsin

    June 25, 2014: Two-time state champion Hunter Marko (Amery, Wis.) committed to the home state University of Wisconsin. In two high school seasons, he has a record of 74-3. He ended the 2013-14 season ranked No. 6 nationally at 113 pounds. Marko was a Junior National freestyle champion last summer at 106 pounds, and was a Cadet Triple Crown winner at 94 pounds in 2012. He projects as a 133 pound wrestler in college.



    Brock a second top 100 Oklahoma State commit for 2015

    June 24, 2014: Per a published article in the Daily Oklahoman, Kaid Brock (Stillwater, Okla.) committed to Oklahoma State University as part of the Cowboys' 2015 recruiting class. He joins No. 45 Boo Lewallen (Yukon, Okla.) as a top 100 wrestler as an early core member of that group.

    Brock, a two-time state champion, is ranked No. 31 overall in the Class of 2015. He has a career high school record of 116-7, including a 78-2 mark over his last two state championship campaigns. Outside the scholastic season, he has been an All-American in Fargo freestyle times; third at 91 pounds and second at 106 as a Cadet, and runner-up at 120 at the Junior level last summer.

    He also was a FILA Cadet freestyle runner-up at 119 pounds in 2013, and projects as a 133 pound wrestler in college.



    Virginia, ASU off to strong starts in recruiting Class of 2015

    June 18, 2014: As we start the 2014-15 season cycle, which marks the senior year for the Class of 2015, InterMat has reported 20 commitments involving rising seniors.

    Four of those verbal commitments are to the University of Virginia. This includes a pair from top 15 prospects in the 2015 class: No. 7 Fox Baldwin (Osceola, Fla.) and No. 15 Sam Krivus (Hempfield Area, Pa.). Also part of the Cavaliers' recruiting class are a pair of Virginia state champions in Corbin Allen (Hanover) and Tyler Love (Centerville).

    Another pair of elite recruits have committed to Zeke Jones at Arizona State. Those being the Valencia brothers from St. John Bosco, Calif. -- No. 1 Anthony and No. 6 Zahid.

    Other top 100 rising seniors to commit early include No. 2 Logan Massa (St. Johns, Mich.) to Michigan, No. 16 Robert Steveson (Apple Valley, Minn.) to Minnesota, No. 21 Tommy Forte (Mishawaka, Ind.) to Buffalo, No. 45 Boo Lewallen (Yukon, Okla.) to Oklahoma State), and No. 47 Colston DiBlasi (Park Hill, Mo.) to Iowa State.
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    dob092095 (1) about 2 years ago
    just wonder why zain retherford article isn't here.
    jamiemosteller (1) about 1 year ago
    Galasso's school didn't move, he switched schools from Malvern Prep to Father Judge (PIAA)
    gypsygypsy (1) about 1 year ago
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    dob092095 (1) about 1 year ago
    Jason Nolf going to PSU article says he is 3rd top 15 recruit. He should be the 4th. Didn't Thomas Haines verbal last year as a junior? He is not listed on your top 100 senior list as going to PSU. Did he change his mind?
    Bucksman (1) about 1 year ago
    Haines de-committed.
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