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OSU Wrestling: 2021 Commit Kyle Haas Has Not Signed

One of Oklahoma State’s top commits for 2021 has not signed.

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Oklahoma State put out a release regarding its 2021 signing class and one prominent commit was not included.

Kyle Haas, the younger brother of Oklahoma State recruiting coordinator Tyler Caldwell who committed to wrestle for the Cowboys exactly a year ago this week, was missing.

Mentioned in the release from Oklahoma State was the signing of Victor Voinovich, Travis Mastrogiovanni, Teague Travis, Cooper Birdwell and recent commitment Blake Skidgel, but there was no official word on Haas.

I don’t know anything official on why Haas did not sign, and it’s tough to speculate on potential reasons for why. But, one possible scenario is that he could be looking at the option of grey shirting. A grey shirt is an incoming college freshman who postpones his enrollment in classes until the second term of his freshman year. This means they don’t take classes until the winter term. The NCAA allows college athletes five years to complete four years of eligibility after initial enrollment.

The Cowboys are strong around his size, he projects as either a 197 or a heavyweight, and Oklahoma State has AJ Ferrari for the next few years at 197 and Konner Doucet at heavyweight. Though there’s certainly nothing definitive there, it would make some sense to delay his enrollment and give him another year of eligibility when the Cowboys are more likely to really need him. It’s also of note that Haas is due to have a baby in January.

With Haas’ brother as the recruiting coordinator, it’s a fair certainty that he’s not looking at other schools as his reason for not signing.

Haas is ranked No. 10 on Flo’s 2021 Big Board and No. 2 at the 220 pound class.

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