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Braxton Amos has been in the public eye since middle school, and now his recruiting journey has reached its conclusion. The most credentialed high school wrestler in West Virginia history has committed to Wisconsin.
After visiting Madison this past weekend, Amos made the decision on Monday morning. The five-time Fargo champ selected the Badgers over Penn State, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, and Virginia Tech.
Amos announced his decision prior to one of his football games with a little help from his teammates.
BREAKING NEWS: Braxton Amos of Parkersburg South HS, the #2 ranked pound for pound recruit and the #1 ranked wrestler in the 220 pound weight class commits to @BadgerWrestling. pic.twitter.com/TCmGRL8FwC— Duncan Goldberg (@DuncGold) September 13, 2019
Currently ranked #1 at 220 pounds, Wisconsin fans will be able to watch him at Super 32, the Walsh Ironman, and Powerade this season. He is shooting for his third straight title at all three events, as well as closing out his career with another West Virginia state title and team crown for Parkersburg South.
A native of Mineral Wells, Amos becomes the centerpiece of the 2020 class for head coach Chris Bono and his staff. The Badgers brought in the #7 rated group of the 2019 graduates, which featured three Top-100 recruits.
The 18 year old has spent his entire high school career at or near the top of his grade, and is currently #3 on the 2020 Big Board. That leaves just two of the Top-10 and three of the Top-20 left uncommitted.
Amos has stated he plans on being a 197 at the next level. We have him as the second best prospect at that weight, behind AJ Ferrari, but Ferrari still may end up being a heavyweight.