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Top-100 Wrestler Flips From Pitt To Penn State

How could Penn State’s 2018 wrestling recruiting class possibly get better, you ask?

Only by adding insult to injury and stealing one of Pitt’s prized recruits in the eleventh hour.

Two-time National Prep Champion Jack Davis announced he had committed to Penn State on Wednesday, just eight months after pledging to Pitt.

After not signing with Pitt during the early signing period in November, Davis remained unsigned throughout the spring before announcing his new intentions to wrestle in-state via Twitter.

In high school, Davis starred at Wyoming Seminary, a local powerhouse in the prep world. He went 49-7 during his senior season and won his second national title at 132 lbs. this past February. Davis’ resume includes rankings as the No. 100 wrestler in his class and No. 17 wrestler at his weight.

Davis is (one would think) the finishing touch on the already top-rated incoming recruiting class in the country, one that already included two of the top four wrestlers and four of the top 13.

After struggles at the lower weights during the last couple of seasons, Penn State now has a logjam of wrestlers at the top of its lineup. Penn State welcomes fellow incoming freshmen Roman Bravo-Young, Gavin Teasdale, and Brody Teske, along with Davis and has Nick Lee penciled in at 141 lbs. for the next three years.

Don’t be too surprised by the news, though. Jack Davis was born to be a Nittany Lion…literally.

He shares his name with former mascot Jack Davis who graduated in 2017 and helped welcome Penn State’s newest recruit shortly after he had committed.

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Anthony Colucci is Onward State’s Social Media Manager, a preferred walk-on honors student, and a junior majoring in psychology and public relations. Despite being from the make-believe land of Central Jersey, he was never a Rutgers fan. If you ever want to know how good Saquon Barkley's ball security is, ask Anthony what happened when he tried to force a fumble at the Mifflin Streak. Feel free to follow @_anthonycolucci on Twitter and email him at [email protected] to hear the story or if you’re bored and want to chat.


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