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This weekend the Iowa Hawkeyes had a handful of top recruits on campus for official visits. The results of their recruiting effort have come to fruition as the first of these recruits, Wyatt Henson of Christian Brothers High School in Missouri, committed to the Hawkeyes. Henson is the son of former West Virginia head coach and world champion Sammie Henson. Just a junior, the younger Henson was fifth in Pennsylvania’s state tournament in 2018 and won a Missouri state title last season. Last week, Wyatt placed third at the Super 32 while competing at 132 lbs. Along the way, Henson downed the former number-one ranked wrestler in the nation, Jesse Mendez (Crown Point, Indiana). It marked the second time that Henson has placed at the Super 32. Last year he took sixth up at 138 lbs. Over the summer, Wyatt was third in Fargo at the Junior National freestyle tournament.
Iowa already has a strong contingent of recruits that have committed from the Class of 2020, and Henson is the first from the Class of 2021. Among high school juniors, Wyatt is ranked 20th in the Class of 2021. His performance at the Super 32 helped him bump up to 11th at 132 lbs. Henson projects as a 141 lber for the Hawkeyes, which is particularly useful since Austin DeSanto will be a senior in 2020-21 (provided he moves to 141 at some point).
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