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Fort Dodge prep Brody Teske has given IAwrestle’s Tony Hager an exclusive look at his top five schools. The three-time state champion is considered one of the top lightweight recruits in the nation for the class of 2018, and is rated the #2 wrestler in our latest Fab 50.

Given Teske’s prominence as a recruit on the national scene, it’s no surprise that his list includes several team trophy contenders, in addition to two teams that are considered on the rise. Prior to the start of 2017 summer, Teske’s list consisted of seven schools, with all three instate options making the cut. One of the more surprising schools that Teske has shown interest in is reigning NCAA team champion Penn State, who Teske visited earlier this summer.

Teske’s Top Five:
Iowa State
Northern Iowa
Penn State

Given his top end talent and proximity to their prospective programs, it is a no brainer for Iowa, Iowa State, and UNI to be in heavy pursuit of the Fort Dodge standout.

Northern Iowa has built much of their recent success by recruiting and developing homegrown Iowa products such as Dylan Peters, Max Thomsen, and Drew Foster. Teske would rate one of the highest recruits to join UNI under Doug Schwab and would also provide yet another boost for a program that recently announced their addition to the Big 12 wrestling conference.

For Kevin Dresser adding Teske would land him not only his second top 50 recruit for the class of 2018, but would also assure him snagging two of the state’s top three recruits in his first year since taking over the Cyclones after coming from Virginia Tech.

Iowa and Brody Teske have seemingly always been two names that have been connected. Given the Hawkeyes’ success at the lightweights on both the college and International level, one has to assume Iowa City is attractive for obvious reasons. While some view the addition of Spencer Lee, the #1 recruit from the class of 2017, as reasons against Iowa pursuing Teske, Tom Brands’s continued interest proves otherwise.

By Ross Bartachek (@rossbchek)

Lead Editor of IA Wrestle