photo courtesy of Jim Thrall; MatFocus.com
Wednesday evening Kevon Davenport (Detroit Central Catholic, MI) announced that he has committed to wrestle collegiately at Nebraska. Davenport is currently ranked third in the nation at 145 lbs and fifteenth overall among wrestlers in the Class of 2019. This season he will be seeking to win his fourth Michigan state championship. Kevon’s most prominent results from the most recent offseason came when he finished third at the UWW Cadet World Team Trials. In his third-place bout, Davenport scored a 12-5 decision over eventual Junior National Freestyle champion Bryce Andonian (St. Edward, OH). Davenport has credentials from Fargo as well, winning Cadet Greco-Roman and making the finals of Cadet freestyle in the summer of 2017.
Kevon projects as a 149 or 157 lber for Head Coach Mark Manning’s Cornhuskers. This could be a need for Nebraska is the future as they did sign Brock Hardy (Box Elder, UT), a 149 lb recruit from the Class of 2018. However, Hardy will be taking a two-year mission before enrolling at Nebraska, so its unclear how much impact he will have for the Huskers. Davenport joins Iowa’s John Henrich, who has already given a verbal commitment to Nebraska.
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