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OSU Wrestling: Oklahoma State Champion Reece Witcraft Commits

Oklahoma State address a position of need with an in-state 2019 recruit.



In-state class of 2019 recruit Reece Witcraft has committed to the Cowboy wrestling program, PFB has learned.

The senior out of Broken Arrow High School came in on an official visit the weekend of September 8 and made his commitment this Saturday.

The Junior National runner-up and Cadet Greco national champion is ranked 8th in the country at 126 pounds by Flowrestling. Here’s Witcraft winning a Greco national title in 2017.

Being an in-state kid I’ve been able to follow Witcraft a bit and a few things about him jump out to me.

1. He’s incredibly athletic, and it’s almost deceptive. You look at the kid and he looks pretty stout, but nothing off the charts, then in a match like the one above he hits these insane throws that usually only physical brutes can hit. Also, he’s very quick. Check out how explosive he is with this double leg at about a minute and ten seconds into this match below.

2. When the lights are on so is he. Last year in the state finals, after losing a few times during the season to him, Witcraft knocked off fellow commit Colt Newton with a fall in the second period. This summer he runs through and makes the finals at Fargo, I don’t believe he was even seeded there.

3. Consistency might be a concern. He finishes high at these big tournaments and steps up when the spotlight is on him, but he does lose some head-scratchers where he drops matches that on paper you’d put him as the favorite.

Any way you look at it, this is a very good pickup and at a size that’s needed for the Cowboys. I mentioned it when they landed Newton, but they’re stacked deep currently at the lower weights. That won’t be the case when Brock, Piccininni, and Lewallen graduate, so getting the top two in-state seniors, at this size, with Newton and Witcraft is definitely a big boost.

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