Rylan Rogers To Be A Wolverine

Rylan Rogers To Be A Wolverine

Rylan Rogers has long been one of the biggest recruits in the class of 2021, and now he's announced his next move.

Jun 27, 2021 by David Bray
Rylan Rogers To Be A Wolverine

Rylan Rogers is has connections to just about every geographic corner of the country, so he really could have fit at a lot of schools. As a Pacific Northwest native who has attended Blair Academy and whose cousin Chandler competed at Oklahoma State and now coaches at Little Rock, he had options. On top of his many connections, he is a highly coveted recruit and is currently the #6 man in the class of 2022.

Earlier this year, Rogers took to Instagram to announce the final six programs on his list. Those were NC State, Michigan, Penn State, Ohio State, Oregon State, and Oklahoma. Now, that list is down to one because Rylan Rogers has announced in an interview with True Wrestling that he'll be heading to Ann Arbor, Michigan to become a Wolverine.

Rogers takes out #11 Ben Kueter at Ultimate Club Duals in April


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Rogers plans to be a 197-pounder at the next level, and his arrival at Michigan will be timely. The Wolverines' 197-pounder this season was four-time All-American Myles Amine, an Olympian for San Marino who may come back for one more season due to the extra year of eligibility extended to all athletes this year. Even if he does, he may return at 184 so that Princeton transfer Pat Brucki, an All-American in his own right, can start for the Wolverines. Both Amine and Brucki have just one year of eligibility remaining, so Rogers could have the option to go right away.

Regardless of whether Rogers redshirts or goes as a true freshman, he should make a big impact in the lineup. He also has long-term freestyle aspirations, and the Cliff Keen Wrestling Club offers solid upper weight partners. In addition to the aforementioned Amine and Brucki, Rogers will also have Alex Dieringer, the #2 ranked 79kg wrestler in the world, as well as All-Americans Domenic Abounader, Youssif Hemida, and Mason Parris.

After bringing in the #18 ranked recruiting class in 2021, Rylan Rogers is the first signature recruit for Sean Bormet's 2022 class, and he's certainly an athlete the staff can build around.