Wrestling: Cyclones grant releases to two recruits
BY DAN McCOOL ? firstname.lastname@example.org ? May 7, 2009
David Taylor and Luke Macchiaroli, two of Iowa State?s four scholarship wrestling recruits for the 2009-10 season, have been released from their letter of intent, according to Iowa State coach Kevin Jackson.
Taylor, the nation?s No. 2 recruit at 135 pounds according to W.I.N. Magazine, is a four-time state champion from St. Paris (Ohio) Graham High School. Macchiaroli is a three-time state champion from Corona del Sol in Tempe, Ariz.
Jackson was named head coach May 1, replacing Cael Sanderson, who is head coach at Penn State.
?Taylor was coming to Iowa State strictly for Cael,? Jackson said today. ?He?s thinking about staying at home, so he asked me for a release to speak with Ohio State. Macchiaroli has been given a release and he asked to speak to Penn State.?
Jackson said he has an on-campus meeting with Kansas recruit Boaz Beard coming up. Jackson said he has talked with two-time state champion Trent Weatherman of Ballard of Huxley and is awaiting a final decision from him.