Last night the University of Iowa saw two of it’s lightweight recruits in the class of 2017 de-commit. It started with three-time California state champion Justin Mejia tweeting the following:

Mejia was recently ranked #17 by InterMat in the class of 2017 and was rated as Flowrestling’s #2 ranked 120 pound wrestler. Our own Tony Hager cleared up any rumors that Mejia had rescinded his commitment due to another school’s offer.

As a sophomore Mejia gave his verbal to Iowa just weeks after Illinois prep Jason Renteria gave his commitment to the Hawks. Renteria also decided to re-open his recruiting process.

Once again our own Tony Hager was able to provide a quote from Renteria and a list of where he is currently looking.

While the University of Iowa did recently receive the commitment of #1 ranked Spencer Lee and a top 2018 lightweight Gavin Teasdale, both wrestlers made clear they were not leaving due to Lee’s commitment,  but rather both stating that it “didn’t work out”.

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle

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