No. 1 Heavyweight Wrestler Nick Nevills Commits to Penn State

The best heavyweight high school wrestler is coming to the best college wrestling program in the country.

Top ranked heavyweight Nick Nevills from Clovis, California, verbally committed to the three-time defending champs last night. Nevills completed a perfect 53-0 season during his junior year, including 44 pins, and committed to Penn State over teams like Ohio State, Stanford, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State.

“State College has an awesome feeling in the air,” Nevills told Flow Wrestling. “Just walking around the campus and town you get the feeling that wrestling is a big deal to everyone there. It’s the place that I am ready to make my new home and win big matches and win individual and team championships!”

Nevills is the second highly-ranked heavyweight to commit to Penn State’s 2014 class. Thomas Haines, the No. 2 ranked heavyweight wrestler, committed to Penn State last fall before his junior season. Penn State fans should be excited for a battle at the highest weight class.

“I got to officially meet all the coaches on my unofficial visit I took out to Penn State and I think there was a good feeling between the coaches and me,” Nevills said. “The Penn state team seemed really close and I got to meet a few of the guys which was awesome.”

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Kevin Horne

Kevin Horne was the editor of Onward State from 2012-2014 and currently holds the position of Managing Editor Emeritus, which is a fake title he made up. He graduated from Penn State with degrees journalism and political science in 2014 and is currently seeking his J.D. at the Penn State Dickinson School of Law. A third generation Penn Stater from Williamsport, Pa., Kevin is also the president of the graduate student government. Email: [email protected]


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