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TOM’s Recruiting News – November 14th, 2016

Jacob Warner

Princeton (EIWA)

The Princeton coaching staff added more to their arsenal at the already tough 125-pound weight class when New York state champion Jonathan Gomez, of Locus Valley High, verbally committed to compete for the Tigers next fall. Gomez is a two-time state medalist and was successful in gaining an individual state title in 2015. He will be vying for the 125-pound starting spot in the future.

Purdue (BIG 10)

The newest recruit for the Boilermakers is 2016 Indiana state champion Alec White, of New Palestine High. With Cody Pae and Luke Welch schedule to graduate in 2018, White should be the right athlete to challenge for the 133-pound varsity spot for the Boilermakers. White is a two-time state medalist and has gone to the state tournament three-times.

Michigan State (BIG 10)

2016 California state runner-up Jaden Enriquez, of Mission Oaks High, forfeited the opportunity of competing in state and decided to compete for BIG 10 school Michigan State instead. An injury during the section tournament denied Enriquez the opportunity to compete in the state tournament last season. Enriquez is a two-time state medalist and has garnered All-American honors at Fargo and folkstyle nationals many times. He will be a great addition for the Spartans at either 141 or 149lbs.

Michigan State will also be getting the services of Michigan Division II runner-up Brad Wilton, of Mason High. Wilton completed the 2015-2016 season with a 48-4 record. He will be a perfect fit for the Spartans in the 197-pound weight division.

Iowa (BIG 10)

The University of Iowa got a huge recruit this past weekend when the number one wrestler in the 182-pound weight class Jacob Warner, of Washington High, Illinois, announced his decision to compete for the Hawkeyes. Warner is an experienced wrestler that has garnered Fargo All-American honors many times in his scholastic career. He should bring a great deal of experience at either 184 or 197-pounds for the Hawkeyes.

Pittsburgh (ACC)

The Pittsburgh coaching staff were busy this past weekend recruiting more talent to help them succeed in the ACC conference and at nationals as well. Their newest recruits are K.J. Fenstermacher, of Northampton High, and Colin Cronin, of Upper Darby High. Fenstermacher is a District 11 wrestler that has placed twice in the PIAA state tournament, third and seventh. Cronin has won his section, district and region tournament twice, and placed fourth last season in the PIAA state tournament. Fenstermacher will attempt to contend for the 133lbs. varsity spot, while Cronin will compete at either 141 or 149-pounds.

South Dakota State (BIG 12)

Rylee Molitor, of Sartell-St. Stephen, Minnesota, will be heading out west and competing for coach Chris Bono and the Jackrabbits. Molitor is a three-time Class AAA state finalist, and was victorious in the 2015 state tournament, winning an individual state title, the first ever for Sartell-St, Stephen’s High. Some of his other accolades include becoming an All-American in Fargo and at folkstyle nationals numerous times. He should be a great addition for the Jackrabbits at either 125 or 133-pounds.

Boise State (Pac 12)

New Boise State coach Mike Mendoza got a great recruit over the weekend in two-time Ohio state champion Kevin Vough, of Elyria High. Vough, who is only a junior, had a great 2014-15 season that saw him win an individual championship at the always tough Walsh Ironman tournament and finish the season undefeated. He is one of the best heavyweights in the nation and he should have a great career for Boise State.

Oklahoma State (BIG 12)

Wrestling for a powerhouse like Oklahoma State is no easy task. Not even the elite wrestlers in the nation have it easy with all the talent in the wrestling room. With this being said, 2016 Oklahoma state champion Christian Bahl, of Stillwater High, can’t wait to compete for the Cowboys and show the nation why Oklahoma State made the right decision in recruiting him. Bahl is a two-time region champion and state medalist. He will be a great addition to the Cowboys at either 174 or 184-pounds.

Oklahoma (BIG 12)

Two young athletes will be added to the Oklahoma wrestling roster next fall. These two young faces are Matthew Waddell, of Gilmer High, Georgia, and Jake Boyd, of Smithville High, Missouri. Waddell is a naturally gifted athlete that has won two consecutive state championships and garnered Fargo All-American honors four-times. Boyd is a three-time state qualifier and two-time medalist. Waddell will be vying for the 184 varsity spot, while Boyd will compete for the 197-pound varsity spot.

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