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On the first day that coaches can contact wrestlers from the Class of 2022, the Virginia Tech Hokies got good news regarding their Class of 2021. 2019 Pennsylvania AAA state champion Trey Kibe gave a verbal commitment to the Hokie staff. Earlier today, we mentioned how only six of the top-25 wrestlers from the Class of 2021 were left uncommitted. With Kibe’s commitment that total drops to five, as he’s currently ranked #21 among rising seniors. He is the first wrestler from the Class of 2021 to commit to head coach Tony Robie’s team.
Trey is a three-time Pennsylvania state qualifier that took fourth at the 2020 tournament. His 170 lb weight class was probably the most difficult in the nation. Four wrestlers from that weight class finished in TOM’s final 2019-20 High School Rankings. Aside from state-level success, Kibe has placed top-five at the Powerade on three occasions, was fourth at the Super 32 in 2019 and won NHSCA Freshman Nationals. He was also third at Sophomore Nationals.
Kibe projects as a 174 lber for the Hokies which would fit in perfectly with 2019 NCAA champion Mekhi Lewis at 165. Earlier this spring, Robie talked to us and said that he expects Lewis to stay at 165, for the time being. His commitment is a win-win for Virginia Tech, as ACC rival NC State was also in the running for Kibe’s services. Trey comes from the same high school as the Hidlay brothers, so most figured Raleigh could be a logical landing spot for Kibe. This is the second time that Kibe has verbally committed; the first was going to Penn State.
Virginia Tech has always been able to pluck talent from Pennsylvania, but in the past year they’ve had a lot of luck with the Keystone State. Three top-50 signees from the Class of 2020 (Hunter Catka, Sam Hillegas, and Clayton Ulrey) were all from PA.
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