November 20, 2018

Wrestling Signs Five to NLIs

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Ohio State Wrestling reeled in five National Letters of Intent from highly-touted recruits this past week, highlighted by the country’s No. 1-ranked high school senior.

The early signing period group includes in alphabetical order:  Jacob Decatur, Jordan Decatur, Dylan D’Emilio, Greg Kerkvliet and Carson Kharchla.

BUCKEYE BITS (recruiting class edition)
🌰 TheOpenMat’s top-ranked November signing class
🌰 Greg Kerkvliet is the top-ranked recruit in the country
🌰 Three of the top-5 ranked recruits signed with Ohio State
🌰 Four signees are native Buckeyes hailing from the state of Ohio
🌰 Combined 11 state titles through the first three years of high school

“This class is elite and one of the finest groups to commit together. We are all excited for them to carry on the great wrestling tradition. They have big plans and we have big plans for them.”
–Tom Ryan, head coach

JACOB DECATUR
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
Projected weight:  125 lbs
Overall national rankings:  No. 52 (FloWrestling)
Weight class (113 lbs) rankings:  No. 1 (Intermat) | No. 3 (TheOpenMat)  No. 5 (FloWrestling)


JORDAN DECATUR
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)
Projected weight:  133/141 lbs
Overall national rankings:  No. 4 (Intermat) | No. 5 (FloWrestling)
Weight class (132 lbs) rankings:  No. 1 (all)


DYLAN D’EMILIO
Genoa High School (Genoa, Ohio)
Projected weight:  141 lbs
Overall national rankings:  No. 21 (Intermat) | No. 23 (FloWrestling)
Weight class (132 lbs) rankings:  No. 2 (Intermat) | No. 4 (FloWrestling, TheOpenMat)


GREG KERVLIET
Simley High School (Grove Heights, Minn.)
Projected weight:   HWT
Overall national rankings:  No. 1 (Intermat, TheOpenMat) | No. 2 (FloWrestling)
Weight class (285 lbs) rankings:  No. 1 (all)


CARSON KHARCHLA
Olentangy Liberty High School (Powell, Ohio)
Projected weight:  165/174 lbs
Overall national rankings:  No. 4 (FloWrestling) | No. 5 (Intermat)
Weight class (170 lbs) rankings:  No. 1 (all)