1. Jordan Oliver (Oklahoma State)
2. Nick Fanthorpe (Iowa State)
3. Todd Schavrien (Missouri)
4. Alex Ekstrom (Oklahoma)
5. Ridge Kiley (Nebraska)
Anyone who has been around this board since the spring freestyle season started up should know by now that I am very high on Jordan Oliver. He absolutely obliterated the field at both Juniors and Universities this year, and then came out and won a bronze at Junior Worlds. He was 23-1 last year as a redshirt with his only loss coming to Cody Garcia (and he later avenged it). Just ridiculous on his feet, and after spending over a year working off the bottom against Coleman Scott and others I don't see that as a problem for him.
Fanthorpe was a guy that came out guns absolutely blazing last year highlighted by his early season beatdown of Joey Slaton in the dual against Iowa. He had several nice wins at Midlands en route to making the finals there as well. He missed around a month of the season though and that kind of hurt his momentum a little bit. Still wound up winning Big 12's last year (I believe) but then got done in by the craziness of the bracket at NCAA's. I think Kennedy was the one who sent him home in either the round of 12 or the round before the round of 12.
Schavrien is a guy who is just solid. He came out last year as kind of an unknown looking to fill some decent sized shoes left by Tyler McCormick and he did well for himself. Spent most of the year ranked in the teens, and then was an NCAA qualifier to finish his year off. Read rumors I think that he may not wind up being able to hold this weight so like with Dolan maybe you see him wrestling up a weight this year.
You would probably like to give Ekstrom a redshirt in an ideal world but looking at the line up situation at Oklahoma this year he may not get the privilege. He's a guy like Forrest that I think benefits a lot from having Sammie Henson in his life from the start of his career.
I flip flopped between Ekstrom and Kiley here in these 4 and 5 spots for a little while. Kiley is a guy who came out last year and had a pretty solid redshirt season. The only result that I remember in particular was that he won the Kauffman Brand 20 and Under bracket with a fall in the finals. In the end I wound up going with Ekstrom because of the higher pedigree and the Sammie the bull effect. Kiley beating him out next year wound not surprise me.