photo courtesy of Sam Janicki; SJanickiPhoto.com
Earlier today TOM reported that Daniel Kerkvliet, the second-ranked wrestler in the Class of 2019, would not be able to compete at the Junior World Championships next week due to an injury. Now, it seems as if Kerkvliet has made his college decision. Daniel has stated via social media that he will attend Ohio State University. Originally, Kerkvliet committed to staying in-state to wrestle for Minnesota. That verbal then changed to Oklahoma State. About a month ago Kerkvliet stated he was opening up the recruiting process again, with Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, and Penn State being his final schools. Daniel is currently the top-ranked 220 lber in the nation and appears to be a future heavyweight. It remains unclear at this point where that leaves the Buckeyes current 285 lber, Chase Singletary, a top recruit himself.
Earlier this summer, Daniel competed at the Cadet World Championships where he took the silver medal at 110 kg, after winning the gold at 100 kilos in 2017. He could be the next great big man for Ohio State and the Ohio RTC that has featured Kyle Snyder, Kollin Moore, Tervel Dlagnev and JD Bergman in recent years.
For all of the college commitments check out TOM’s college commitment page.