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Wrestling Recruiting: A Look at the Signees, Commits, and Guys on Oklahoma State’s Radar

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Today we’re going to take a quick look at the performance of a few future Cowboys that have already signed, are already committed, and a few younger ones that are on the Cowboys radar.

The Signees

One of the biggest wins on the national stage was Anthony Montalvo winning the Doc B Wrestling tournament this weekend. Pretty big time win for him against a highly ranked guy from one of the better wrestling prep schools in the country.

There’s a clip of his late takedown to back points here starting about 50 seconds into the video. That’s Montalvo’s 3rd Doc B win. Winners of the tournament receive a cowboy hat. He may need to bring all three of them to Stillwater in case he ever has a rough weekend out at Calf Fry.

Travis Wittlake won the Sierra Nevada Classic at the end of 2017 and was named outstanding wrestler. He was the first four-time champion ever in the history of the tournament, and this a very tough tournament, he also took home the “Hammer” award.

The Commits

Junior commit Daniel Kerkvliet wrestled a total of 5:12 in six matches while pinning his way to a Cheesehead Invitational title last week. In the final he pinned the No. 1-ranked guy in the state of Wisconsin in 1:42. Here’s a clip of his quarterfinal.

Don’t blink. It happens quickly.

On The Radar

The average person would probably never think Geary, OK is home to one of the toughest high school wrestling tournaments around. It is though, and Dustin Plott, a sophomore out of Tuttle, OK just won it and beat the No. 2-ranked wrestler in the country in the process. The Cowboys will almost definitely be doing what they can to keep this kid in state and get him to Stillwater in a few years.

We wrote a while back that the Cowboy staff would be out at the Ironman looking at a few wrestlers. The sophomore out of Allen, Texas. AJ Ferrari is probably near the top of OSU’s prospect list. Ferrari went on to win the Ironman knocking off a few of the top guys in the country in the tournament.

He then went  to Reno and picked up a tournament win there taking the final in OT over OSU signee Anthony Montalvo. Ferrari is at 182 now, but I’d project he will grow into 197 in college.

Most have signees Wittlake and Montalvo projected at 174, and 184, with junior commit Kerkvliet at HWT. If OSU can pull in Ferrari and Plott to fill in 165 and 197, look out for the upper weights at OSU. You’d be hard pressed to find a lineup from 165-HWT that recruiting-wise is as highly touted as that group.