Austin Gomez of Glenbard North, Illinois has tweeted this evening that he will begin exploring other options outside the Iowa State wrestling program following the news that head coach Kevin Jackson will be stepping down as head coach of the wrestling team at the end of this season. Gomez stated that Jackson played a key role in his decision to commit to Iowa State. The initial press release from Iowa State included that Jackson would still be a part of the program in Ames, but that his role would be administrative instead of coaching.
Gomez is ranked #5 at 138 pounds by InterMat and was the top recruit in Iowa State’s 2017 class. Gomez signed his Letter of Intent to wrestle at Iowa State in November. It is unclear at this time whether Iowa State has granted Gomez his release, or if they will wait until the head coaching situation is solidified.
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[…] had assembled. When Jackson announced that he would be stepping down as head coach back in January, Austin Gomez along with Maryland prep Ethan Smith contacted Iowa State asking to be released from the National […]
[…] that Jackson would be stepping down came to the surface three of Iowa State’s signed recruits Austin Gomez, Jake Allar, and Ethan Smith all announced that they would be requesting releases from their Letter […]
[…] announcing he will be stepping down from his position at season’s end, and top recruits Austin Gomez, Jake Allar, and Ethan Smith all requesting their release from their Letter of Intent to wrestle […]
[…] Iowa State, tweeting Thursday evening that he will explore other options. Smith joins Illinois prep Austin Gomez as wrestlers in the Cyclone 2017 recruiting class to request their release from the university […]
KJ is a good coach and good man, but as the father of a former college athlete whose coach was fired during their time there, and another was too sick to continue…. follow this age old process: 1. Determine what post college career you wish to pursue. 2. Find out what schools have that curriculum. 3. Contact the coaches of the schools and visit the schools. 4. Go with the school you feel most comfortable with. Buy into the program and not a person. Person’s can die, quit, or get fired, Institutions continue on
[…] wrestler in the class of 2017, Austin Gomez announced earlier today on social media that he would seek options outside of Iowa State, but that was in light to Kevin Jackson stepping down. Allar asked for his release a week […]
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