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Wrestling Signing Class Ranked Fifth by FloWrestling

November 20, 2014

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (November 20, 2014) – West Virginia University wrestling head coach Sammie Henson’s first recruiting class is already making a mark on the program, as the first 12 signees have been named the nation’s fifth-best recruiting class by FloWrestling.

“We knew we had a tough, talented group in the ‘dirty dozen’ and this top-five ranking validates that we are headed in the right direction,” said Henson. “We truly have an all-star team of coaches, administration and support staff. We are committed to our vision that consistency wins.”

Six of the Mountaineers’ 12 signees have moved into the top-20 in the nation in their respective weight classes as they begin their senior prep campaigns. Devin Brown of Export, Pennsylvania, and Franklin Regional High School ranks third in the nation at 125 pounds, while Austin Myers of Alexandria, Kentucky, and Campbell County High School ranks third at heavyweight. Keegan Moore of Oklahoma City and Putnam City High School also ranks third in the country in his weight of 141 pounds. Patrick Duggan (Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania) of Cumberland Valley High School ranks seventh at 149/157 and is joined in the top-10 by Connor Flynn of Dardenne Prairie, Missouri, and Dardenne Prairie High School, who ranks nine at 149/157. Lexington, Ohio, native Bailey Faust of Lexington High School is 18th at 197 pounds.

The Mountaineers also signed Jonathan Ragsdale (Chickamauga, Ga./Gordon Lee), Dustin Gray (Wentzville, Mo./Timberland), Caleb Mariakis (Ringgold, Ga./Ridgeland), JD Gregory (Hanover, Va./Hanover), Zachary Moore (Oklahoma City, Okla./Putnam City) and Ryan Klemp (Lewiston, Idaho/Lewiston).

West Virginia’s first dual match foe of the season, Arizona State, earned top recruiting honors for 2015 with five signees in the top-10 of their respective weight. Big 12 foe Oklahoma State comes in second with seven top-20 signees. Minnesota and Ohio State rank third and fourth. The Golden Gophers landed four top-20 prospects, while the Buckeyes added four top-five signees.

WVU will head to Annapolis, Maryland, for the Navy Classic on Saturday.

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