One of the hottest recruiting topics in the state of Iowa has been what the future holds for Fort Dodge’s Brody Teske. Having been a name to watch since before he stepped foot on the high school mat, Teske’s career is one that has been watched by many in this state (and across the country) and with the high school season right around the corner, the decision is in.
Three-time state champion Brody Teske has verbally committed to wrestle for Cael Sanderson and Penn State University. Our own Tony Hager was able to talk exclusively with Teske before he made the commitment.
“Branching out creates the biggest trees.” Teske told IAwrestle why he decided to commit to an out of state school,”Its not because of money. I will be the best person/wrestler out there.”
There is little surprise that Penn State would have interest in Teske, who is currently rated a the top 30 recruit in the class of 2018. In addition to being an undefeated three-time state champion, Teske has also earned All-American finishes at USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle Nationals, and UWW Cadet Freestyle Nationals.
With Teske being one of the better talents to come out of the state of Iowa in years, all in-state schools showed interest in the Fort Dodge native, but Teske told IAwrestle that in the end he picked Penn State over Iowa and Iowa State.
Teske will join a Penn State team that is in the middle of a historic run, winning six of the last seven NCAA team titles, and the Nittany Lions will be the favorite to win their seventh in eight years this March.
Teske is projected to wrestle 125 pounds for Penn State. The state of Iowa’s #2 overall ranked wrestler is projected to compete at 126 pounds for his senior season.
“This season I really want to focus on having fun and perfecting the little things within the sport.” Teske added on his season goals.
Teske tweeted this Friday morning.