Top 5 Recruits for next year
Just interested to see what you guys think. I thought this year was kind of a lean year, at least in comparison with the two years previous. There were no clearly defined top of the heap guys, but instead just a dozen or so, very, very good guys.
I can't really put these in order, as I've only seen one guy more than once or twice.
- Alex Meade DE
- Mario Mason NJ
- Jason Welch CA
- Jordan Oliver PA
- Scott Winston NJ
Scott Winston may be the best to come out of New Jersey yet. Undefeated for 3 years, but only a 2x state champ because he broke a bone just before the tornament his freshman year.
All I can say is he is a wicked, wicked, wicked wrestler.
I think those are probably the top five guys. My order is:
1. Jason Welch
2. Scott Winston
3. Mario Mason
4. Alex Meade
5. Jordan Oliver (I know there have been questions about his size)
Another five to watch would be:
Tyler Graff, Brian Roddy, Jordan Blanton, Quentin Wright, and Trevor Melde.
I don't know about Oliver being small, I watched his matches on Flo and he seemed like a nice sized 119, if he can step up and go say 130 next year, or even just 125 he'll be a nice size for a college 125, and plus career 125's aren't always easy to find. Welch is apparently definitely going 171, and then I could see Mason, Meade, and Winston all stepping up a weight to 145, 152, and 160 respectively.
Yeah I wouldn't say he will be too small, just one of the knocks I've heard before.
Per Bucksman, Ohio's top 5 juniors.
1 Coby Boyd Graham
2 Tony Jameson Austintown Fitch
3 Brian Roddy St Edward
4 Cody Magrum Oak Harbor
5 Jedd Moore Marion Pleasant
Perhaps Roddy could be considered a top 5 (national) depending on Fargo. Word is Northwestern, with their big St. Eds connection, is after him. So is Ohio State, who is attempting to develop their own St. Eds pipeline.
Ohio's junior class is underwhelming in the grand scheme of things. On the other hand, Ohio's current sophomore class should be quite good.
Here is RevWrestling.com's top 15 seniors-to-be
1 Jason Welch California 160
2 Mario Mason New Jersey 140
3 Scott Winston New Jersey 152
4 Jordan Oliver Pennsylvania 119
5 Alex Meade Delaware 145
6 Michael Magrum Washington 140
7 Tyler Graff Colorado 125
8 Jake Deitchler Minnesota 145
9 Brian Roddy Ohio 171
10 Tony Jameson Ohio 135
11 Andrew Howe Indiana 152
12 Nate Moore Iowa 125
13 Romero Cotton Kansas 171
14 Trevor Melde New Jersey 135
15 Garrett Goebel Illiniois 275
Looks good to me, I personally think Meade is higher than five, or at least should be. But the top 8 look good.
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