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Another huge recruiting domino falls as Kyle Haas commits to Oklahoma State. The junior at Maize High School in Kansas is the #6 on the Class of 2021 Big Board.
Excited to announce I have verbally committed to further my academic and athletic career at Oklahoma State University.. thankful for all the support leading up to this. Can’t wait to see what my future holds as a cowboy. Go pokes! @CowboyWrestling @TCaldwell165 pic.twitter.com/VKIZIFohYK— kyle (@kylehaas30) November 17, 2019
This decision was anticipated as Kyle's connection to the Cowboy program run deep. Among other things, Kyle's brother is Oklahoma State's recruiting coordinator and four-time All-American Tyler Caldwell.
Haas checks in at #3 in the 220-pound high school rankings, thanks to superstars AJ Ferrari (who has also committed recently to Oklahoma State) and Braxton Amos taking up the top two spots at that weight class.
The Fargo All-American in both freestyle and Greco-Roman upped his game for the Cadet World Team Trials in Akron last June. Haas won the tournament in both styles, beating a host of ranked wrestlers along the way to securing the titles at 92kg in freestyle and Greco-Roman. Haas finished eighth in Sofia, Bulgaria, at the World Championships.
Watch Haas beat Seth Shumate to punch his ticket to Sofia:
The Cowboys have the consensus #1 recruiting class of 2020 and look to be in good shape with the class of 2021. Haas and the top recruit from 2020, AJ Ferrari, will have to figure out who goes 197 and who goes 285, but between the two of them, plus top 100 class of 2020 recruit Conner Doucet providing depth at heavyweight, the Cowboys should be set for a while at the upperweights.