2020 High School Big Board
Top 200 Seniors
The Big Board is expanded to 200 for the first time ever. Enough data exists for these guys - now headed to their senior seasons - that 200 DI prospects are ascertainable nationally. 131 wrestlers in the class of 2020 have already committed to DI schools, 90 of them appear on this Big Board leaving 110 of the Top 200 available.
Of the Top 100, 83 are spoken for.
Why are there so few upperweights?
I'm not very enthusiastic about the long-term potential of this particular group. They haven't set the high school world on fire and will be entering the college scene against perhaps the deepest crop of HWT's the country has ever produced. Consider that Mason Parris just won the spot on the U23 World Team at 19 years old and was just a blood round guy last year. The current HWT prospects in high school have a lot of ground to make up.
At the Top
Only minor changes occur within the Top 10. Because, although it's perhaps the most important event of all, need to overreact to one tournament (Fargo) when there is an entire career as a body of work. O'Toole and Amos swap #3 and #5. Serrano gets in, moving up 7 spots from #16.
The biggest mover is Jesse Ybarra, who was hindered by in-season injuries. His Akron was outstanding.
Clayton Ulrey hit the stride we've been waiting for. In winning the spot on the Cadet World Team (at 80kg that includes about 3 high school weights) he jumps to #19.
Nathan Haas, who I had way too low to begin with after Fargo and Cali titles, also had a strong Akron and moves up to #26.
Zargo, Burnett, and Gavin Kane are others that went from unranked into the Top 50.
ACC - 11
Big 10 - 25
Big 12 - 13
EIWA - 22
MAC - 13
PAC 12 - 2
SoCon - 4
Currently, only five wrestlers in the Top-50 are uncommitted: #10 Jesse Vasquez, #30 Dom Mata, #34 BJ Bailey, #43 Dylan Ragusin, #47 Kysen Terukina, and #49 Jake Kaminski. Of the next 50, here is who still has to commit:
#55 Manzona Bryant
#66 Kenny Herrmann
#86 Chase Warden
#93 Duwayne Villalpando
#95 Brayden Roberts
#96 Bretli Reyna
#97 Angel Garcia
#99 Elise Brown Ton
#100 Phil Smith
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