photo courtesy of Jim Thrall; MatFocus.com
Last night on social media, one of the highest-ranked uncommitted seniors in the Class of 2020 made his college choice known. #28 overall Joshua Edmond of Detroit Central Catholic, Michigan will continue his collegiate career wrestling for head coach Brian Smith at Missouri. Through three years of high school competition, Edmond is a three-time Michigan state finalist and two-time champion. Last summer, in Fargo, Joshua was a Cadet freestyle national champion and added a fourth-place finish on the Greco side. He was also eighth in the freestyle tournament in 2017. Before his junior season, Edmond went to the Super 32 and took eighth place at 132 lbs. Some of Joshua’s most tantalizing traits include his quickness and explosiveness. Though he’s in a high-quality, high school program, it’s intriguing to think about how he could develop in a DI room.
With Edmond’s commitment, Missouri now has verbals from three top 30 recruits (#2 Keegan O’Toole and #30 Rocky Elam) and four top 70 recruits (#68 Colton Hawks). While that still may not compare with Oklahoma State and Cornell, the current haul for Coach Smith is comparable to anyone else in the nation. Joshua projects as a 141 lber which will fill a need for the Tigers since both current 141 lbs, Grant Leeth and Jaydin Eierman could finish up during his first year on campus.
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