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This afternoon Virginia Tech received a huge commitment from Cadet World Team member Clayton Ulrey. Through social media, the Pennsylvania state finalist, Ulrey made his college intentions public. Clayton has qualified for the Pennsylvania state tournament in all three years of high school and placed fifth as a sophomore. This spring was huge for Ulrey who won the 80 kg championship at FloNationals. At the Cadet World Team Trials in freestyle, Clayton knocked off double Fargo All-American Colton Hawks before taking two straight matches from Blair Academy’s Rylan Rogers.
Ulrey’s commitment gives Hokie head coach Tony Robie a commitment from a second member of the 2019 Cadet World Team. Pennsylvania state champ Hunter Catka has already given a verbal to Virginia Tech and was the representative at 110 kgs. Ulrey is the latest member of an excellent recruiting Class of 2020 for Robie. He was also one of the top uncommitted recruits in the nation, coming in at #21 overall among seniors. That now gives Virginia Tech three of the top 25 recruits (with #11 Sam Hillegas and #19 Catka) and five of the top 100.
Clayton projects between either 174 and 184 lbs at the next level. The Hokies projected starter at 174 pounds for the 2019-20 season is a redshirt senior, so he will certainly be needed.
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