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TOM’s Recruiting News: June 12, 2018

This latest recruiting update is a bit different than the prior updates. We have one senior that has committed to a junior college, while another junior announced he would attend a DI school. There is also a pair of high profile wrestlers who announced that they would be decommitting from DI colleges.

Boone McDermott, Wahlert, IA – Committed to Iowa Central CC

One of the few uncommitted seniors left in the nation, Iowa state champion Boone McDermott has announced his college intentions. McDermott, the 14th ranked 220 lber in the country, will stay in-state to attend Iowa Central Community College. Boone put together an incredible senior season in which he moved up two weight classes and knocked off a pair of Iowa state champions. He also represented Team Iowa at the Pittsburgh Wrestling Classic and picked up a win at the event. Iowa Central finished third in the NJCAA Championships this season and produced one national champion.

DJ Shannon, Christian Brothers, MO –

This weekend DJ Shannon announced via social media that he would be decommitting from West Virginia and will spend the 2018-19 season at the Olympic Training Center. After a year at the OTC, he plans opening up the recruiting process to choose another college. Shannon finished his senior season ranked seventh in the nation at 182 lbs for Christian Brothers College. To bring home his third Missouri state title, DJ needed to defeat one of the top juniors in the country, 13th ranked Devin Winston. Early in the season, he placed sixth at the Walsh Ironman, competing at 170 lbs. Shannon originally signed with West Virginia in November, during the early signing period, with the previous head coach Sammie Henson.

Abe Assad, Glenbard North, IL –

Another wrestler that announced that he would be decommitting after giving a verbal is Glenbard North junior Abe Assad. Abe had previously committed to Army West Point. Assad’s stock has risen dramatically within the last two week, as he has won both the UWW Cadet Freestyle and Greco-Roman World Team Trials. The freestyle bracket in particular (80 kg) was loaded with talent and Abe emerged the victor, taking out two wrestlers ranked in the top eight of their respective weight classes. In the high school regular season Assad won his first Illinois state title in the 170 lb weight class at the 3A level.

Max Aguirre, Frontier, CA – Committed to Cal Poly

Cal Poly continued to add to the recruiting Class of 2019 with a verbal from Frontier’s Max Aguirre. This year Max placed fourth in the CIF State Championships at 160 lbs in his second time wrestling in the event. Aguirre is the third junior from Frontier HS to commit to the Mustangs this spring, joining teammates Cole Reyes and Trent Tracy. Jon Sioredas and staff have an excellent start to their 2019 recruiting class and keeping talent like these Frontier studs in-state is a must. Aguirre projects to be either a 165 or 174 lber for Cal Poly which fits in well. They only have one wrestler currently on the roster at either weight class.

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