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2019 Ironman and 2020 National Prep champion Rylan Rogers is the undisputed #1 high schooler in the country at 182 lbs. However, #3 at 170 Lenny Pinto is bumping up to take him on at Who’s #1. The two split the two times they wrestled in folkstyle in 2018/2019.
#7 on the Class of 2022 Big Board, Rylan Rogers has plenty of options when it comes to colleges, and he’s keeping them open. The junior has a preliminary school list of 10 colleges that he is interested in.
Rylan Rogers School List (in alphabetical order)
North Carolina State
As far as a decision goes, don’t expect one anytime soon. There’s a reason I called this a "preliminary" school list. Rogers would prefer to take some official school visits before making his decision. With the recruiting dead period extended, that won’t be possible until Jan. 1 at the earliest. Rogers says he might take a couple unofficial visits on his own time and dime.
Wrestling 182 with two high school seasons to go, 184 is a possibility, but Rogers expects he’ll grow into 197 by the time he wrestles in college.
Watch Rylan Rogers win his 2019 Ironman title below.
Arizona State, Cornell, Oregon State, Oklahoma would all be good lineup fits while Michigan, UNC, NC State, Ohio State, and Penn all have either a solid 197 redshirt or recruit coming in from the class of 2021 or 2022 that projects as a 197. If Rogers were to go to Penn State he could likely overlap with Michael Beard assuming Rogers takes a redshirt and Beard does not redshirt again in the next four years.
Lineup fit is a secondary decision factor for an intelligent young man like Rogers, however. The Washington native knows the importance of fitting into the culture of a team. He is taking this process very seriously and enjoying it along the way. He will be a great addition to whatever college roster he chooses.