Penn State Lands Second Top Five Recruit for 2014

| July 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Penn State wrestling coach Cael Sanderson is putting together another monster recruiting class as the Nittany Lions no longer rebuild, they reload.

Two-time state champion Nick Nevills (Clovis, Calif.) made his verbal commitment to Penn State. The nation’s fourth-ranked prospect in the Class of 2014 joins No. 5 Thomas Haines (Solanco, Pa.) as commitments to the Nittany Lions. Both wrestlers happen to project as 285 pound wrestlers at the collegiate level.

Nevills went an undefeated 53-0 during his junior season on the way to a second state title in three high school seasons (also winning state as freshman, finished third as sophomore). When combined with a FloNationals title, he ended the season ranked third at 285 pounds.

For his career, Nevills carries a cumulative record of 150-5. He also was runner-up at the FloNationals in 2012 at 220 pounds; and is a three-time champion at the Doc Buchanan Invitational, which is the best regular season tournament in the state of California.

If Penn State can land top overall recruit Chance Marsteller, the Nittany Lions would run away with the title of top recruiting class in the nation. Getting three of the top five wrestlers in the country would be unheard of, even in the glory days of Iowa and Dan Gable.

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