Iowa State has landed the nation’s #10 overall recruiting class according to The Open Mat (TOM Prime Subscription required). The national website ranked the top 25 teams for the class of 2018, and Kevin Dresser finds his team in the top ten for the first time as Cyclone head coach.
TOM lists eight impact recruits for the Cyclones as well as incoming Todd Small as contributing to the class ranking. Receiving praise was Ohio prep David Carr, who editor Earl Smith describes as “college ready” and ready to contribute right away. Smith also commented on Dresser’s pursuit to stock his team’s upper weights with West Des Moines-Valley’s Joel Shapiro, Iowa City West’s Francis Duggan, Waukee’s Brandon Tessau, and Sibley-Ocheyedan’s Hunter DeJong.
Earlier in the week Flowrestling tabbed this class as #11 overall.
Also making appearances in the top 15 were both Northern Iowa (#12) and Iowa (#14). The latest ranking by TOM puts the Panthers much higher than the list released by Flo, who had the Panther’s class outside their top 20. Smith identifies New Hampton prep Michael Blockhus as the “crown” of the class.
The Hawkeyes find themselves four spot lower by TOM as opposed to Flo’s ranking.