No. 73 Ryan Thomas
will be going from Ohio to Minnesota and joining the Gophers.**8/7 UPDATE**
Drexel continues to make moves as No. 78 Michael O'Malley
has committed to wrestle for coach Matt Azevedo and staff.**8/3 UPDATE**
No. 47 Anthony Walters
commits to Drexel, giving the Dragons a signature upperweight.**8/1 UPDATE**
No. 68 Quinn Kinner
becomes the fourth NC State commit on this list, and joins his older brother Trace.**7/28 UPDATE**
No. 85 Jarrett Trombley
gives NC State their third Top-100 recruit in this class.**7/24 UPDATE**
No. 62 Joey Melendez
has committed to UNC.**7/24 UPDATE**
No. 53 Antonio Mininno
will be joining his brother Dante at Drexel.**7/15 UPDATE**
Joey Silva is the latest guy in the Top-10 to commit
, joining a long list of Floridians who wrestle for Michigan.**7/11 UPDATE**
Cornell gets a strong middleweight as No. 32 Andrew Merola
verbals to the Big Red.**7/10 UPDATE**
No. 93 Gerard Angelo has given a verbal to Cornell, and No. 70 Robert Patrick
committed to Virginia.**7/9 UPDATE**
No. 25 Real Woods
is heading to Stanford.**7/6 UPDATE**
No. 54 Jakob Camacho
is heading to Raleigh. He joins former teammate Kevin Jack as he has committed to NC State.**7/5 UPDATE**
No. 44 Joel Shapiro
announces his verbal to Iowa State.**7/4 UPDATE**
No. 28 Anthony Cassioppi has switched his verbal from Northwestern to Iowa
No. 75 Kyle Lightner has given a verbal to wrestle for Rutgers, and No. 99 Jake Hendricks
has committed to Penn.**7/1 UPDATE**
No. 18 Josiah Rider
has decommitted from Nebraska.
It has been quite some time since our Class of 2018 big board was released. In that time, our cadet and junior world teams have been determined, and we are gearing up for Fargo.
The big mover is FloNats champ Mason Parris, up to No. 2 now. The question for the Indiana heavyweight though is whether he will wrestle or play football in college.
Besides Parris, Arizona State commit Jacori Teemer had an impressive spring, capped off with back-to-back techs over Sammy Sasso in the cadet trials finals; both are Top-10 prospects.
Barring any major de-commitments, Penn State has locked up the top recruiting class for this group of rising seniors. They have four of the top seven, five of the top 11 and six of the top 13 prospects in the country who have given verbals to Happy Valley.
There are still seven blue chippers in the Top-20 who have yet to commit, all of whom are likely to wait until the fall before they announce their college decision. This includes Sammy Sasso, Joey Silva, Trent Hidlay, David Carr, Aaron Brooks and Brayton Lee.
Upperweights like Jack Jessen and Joel Shapiro continue to impress, and there are a number of talented lightweights who are still feeling out their options after high school.
We would be remiss to not mention the current best high school wrestler in the country in Gable Steveson. He will be looking for his junior world title this August and enters his senior year as the pound-for-pound king in grades 9-12.
For the second year in a row, we had an Illinois prep make the Cadet world team in both styles. Will Lewan has the potential to shoot up these rankings at the cadet world championships if he can earn himself a medal. The Montini middleweight has been rock solid for years and seems ready to compete right away at the Division 1 level.