Waverly-Shell Rock Junior Bailey Roybal has made his college commitment to attend South Dakota State University. Roybal went 47-4 as a Sophomore and placed 5th in class 3A at 113 pounds. He was also an Iowa state freestyle champion this summer. Roybal plans on wrestling 113 pounds this season and projects at 125 pounds in college.
When asked about what other schools he was considering Roybal told IAwrestle “At the moment it was really only SDSU. They were the only ones that I had seen a bright future with.”
Roybal explained “I went on a great first official visit and I loved everything about the school. The opportunities and pathways that would be accessible for me were amazing. The coaches and the wrestlers made me feel welcome and comfortable as well. Spending time with them was pretty awesome and helped me realize that this is where I am meant to be. I also look pretty dang good in blue and yellow.”
He also added that “I would like to thank my Mom and Dad for always believing in me and for never giving up on me. Also I’d like to thank my coaches and teammates. They are always pushing me and encouraging me to do my best in everything that I do.”
Roybal will join a slew of fellow Iowans in Brookings, South Dakota. Union, LaPorte City’s Jack Thomsen recently committed to SDSU for the 2020 recruiting class. The current roster for the Jackrabbit’s already includes Tanner Sloan, Henry Pohlmeyer, Zach Price, Skyler Noftsger, Cade Devos, Daniel Kimball, and Spencer Trenary. Assistant Coach Cody Caldwell is also a native of Waverly-Shell Rock.
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