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OSU Wrestling: A Look at 2024 Early Signees

OSU has climbed to have a top-10 class.



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Oklahoma State inked four athletes as part of its 2024 recruiting class during the early signing period this week.

With two top-100 recruits, according to FloWrestling, the site has OSU’s current recruiting class ranked No. 10 in the country and the second-best in the Big 12 behind Missouri, which is ranked third. OSU wasn’t even in FloWrestling’s top 25 before Cody Merrill’s commitment on Tuesday (more on that later).

Here’s a look at each of the four future Cowboys who have already signed.

Cody Merrill

Cody Merrill didn’t even make a public decision about his college choice until Tuesday. Merrill’s decision made enough of an impact that it turned OSU’s 2024 recruiting class from unranked to a top-10 group.

Merrill is a consensus top-10 recruit out of Gilroy, California, where OSU legend Daniel Cormier coaches. Although Merrill will most likely wrestle at 197 pounds for OSU, FloWrestling has his him ranked at the top of 220 pounds. The site also has him listed as the No. 7 pound-for-pound recruit in the class.

Rin Sakamoto

There’s not much further one could come to wrestle in Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Rin Sakamoto will move to Stillwater from Tokyo, Japan. And, somehow, OSU has created a pipeline from Japan, including three-time national champion Yojiro Uetake, who happened to be at Bedlam on Saturday.

Sakamoto is projected to compete at 133 pounds for OSU. He competed at 61 kg in high school and on the international circuit. Sakamoto was a member of the Japan U20 World Team.

JJ McComas

While Sakamoto couldn’t be much further from Stillwater, JJ McComas is already there.

McComas is a top-10 prospect at 126 pounds, according to FloWrestling, out of Stillwater High School. He’ll most likely be at 133 pounds for OSU.

McComas was a state champion in 2021 and a finalist at Fargo’s Junior Freestyle National Championships this summer.

Kolter Burton

Kolter Burton has been committed to being a Cowboy the longest of the bunch with a commitment in Oct. 2022.

Burton comes from Pocatello, Idaho, where he’s a three-time state champion and still has a chance to win a fourth. He has wrestled at 132 and 138 pounds in his preps career but is projected to bump up to 141 or even 149 once at OSU.

Burton was a two-time finalist at Fargo.

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