NCAA Prospect Rankings

NCAA Prospect Rankings - 184 Pounds

The 184lb prospect rankings have two fun debates right at the top. Willie Saylor and I went back and forth on Travis Wittlake or Aaron Brooks at the top spot. Willie feels Brooks has a little more upside, while I tried to side with the wins Wittlake had over Brooks in Akron, Ohio.

Moving down, the argument flipped, as I sided with the upside of Chris Foca, while Willie hung on the win Patrick Kennedy had over Foca in the Super 32 finals.

For Wittlake and Kennedy, they may both end up as 174-pounders in college, particularly with our #5 guy here in Anthony Montalvo joining Wittlake in Stillwater, OK.

After Montalvo, we bet heavy on youth and upside, going with Parker Keckeisen, an Askren kid; Gerrit Nijenhuis, who has twice placed third in AAA Pennsylvania already; and Trey Kibe, who's from the same high school as Trent Hidlay and is an excellent leg rider.

Super 32 champ Cody Mulligan is getting a new college coach, so I for one am very curious to see if he stays at Edinboro or requests a release. Victor Marcelli decommitted from Cleveland State once his coach left; he just placed third at FloNationals.

Marcelli was behind both Jared Krattiger and Josh Stillings at FloNats, both of whom we will have up at 197 in next week's prospect rankings. There is also a very solid group of guys left off this list who could certainly wind up making an impact in college: Zane Coleman, Leo Tarantino, Zach Glazier, Abe Assad, and Cole Hivnor.

We discuss our thoughts on the group of 184lb prospects on Episode 15 of Who's #1: The Show.

Please remember that these are prospect rankings and not the same as the high school weight class rankings. Wins and losses play a part, but this is more about the long-term potential for these young men. If you have any questions or concerns, please DM @wrestlingnomad on Twitter or email me at

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