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Virginia Tech added their second top 100 recruit in the class of 2021 when #21 Cooper Flynn pledged to wrestle for the Hokies Tuesday morning.
I’m blessed to announce that I am committing to Virginia Tech to continue my academic and athletic career. Thank you to everyone that has played a role in this journey of my life! Go Hokies🦃 pic.twitter.com/NjVdfBcB3I— Cooper Flynn (@Flynn1Cooper) August 4, 2020
Flynn is originally from the tiny town of Seymour, Tennessee, but wrestles for McDonogh High School in Maryland. After finishing second and third at National Preps as a freshman and sophomore, he finally got his title as a junior, winding up with a 47-2 record on the year and fourth in our rankings at 120. His only losses came in the Ironman finals and Beast of the East quarters. Flynn will begin his senior season ranked third at 126.
Back in early May, Flynn gave us a list of schools he was looking at that included: Chattanooga, Indiana, Navy, North Carolina, NC State, Oklahoma, Rutgers, Virginia, Wisconsin, and of course the Hokies. Virginia Tech was the only school that Flynn was able to get an official visit in to before a dead period was enacted by the NCAA in March.
Flynn won NHSCA grade level nationals as both a freshman and a sophomore, and would have been the favorite for a three-peat this year if the tournament were not canceled due to COVID-19. Flynn is also very accomplished on the freestyle circuit as well placing placed fifth, third, and seventh at Fargo, and fourth at the always loaded Cadet World Team Trials.
As I mentioned above, Flynn is the second top 100 commit in the class of 2021 for the Hokies joining #24 and Pennsylvania state champion Trey Kibe. Virginia Tech brought in the ninth ranked 2020 recruiting class and is well on their way to another highly rated crop. If Flynn were to redshirt his first year in Blacksburg, the Hokies would still have two years of Sam Latona and three years of Eddie Ventresca.