photo courtesy of Jim Thrall; MatFocus.com
The rich keep getting richer. The highest ranked senior on the board for the Class of 2019 has made his college decision. Fourth overall Carson Kharchla (Olentangy Liberty, OH) has decided to stay at home and attend Ohio State University. Kharchla has ascended to the top spot in the rankings at 170 lbs after dominating the field in Junior Freestyle during Fargo and then with an 11-4 decision over then-number one Julian Ramirez (Blair Academy, NJ). In his rampage through the brackets at Fargo, Carson’s only points surrendered were to an outgoing senior, Cadet World Bronze Medalist Travis Wittlake, during his 7-4 win.
Ohio State now has commitments from three of the top seven seniors in the country (with #2 Daniel Kerkvliet and #7 Jordan Decatur). Though the Buckeyes signed some talented prospects in the Class of 2018, near Kharchla’s projected weight, he should not have trouble finding his way into the OSU lineup in the future. Early in his high school career Carson reportedly cut a lot of weight; however he has stopped that practice and walks around very close to 170. He should start his career in Columbus at 165 and may move up to 174.
For the rest of the college commitments check out TOM’s College Commitment page.