Henson Announces Recruiting Class
November 26, 2016
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University wrestling team will add five newcomers to the squad in 2017, as coach Sammie Henson officially announced his recruiting class on Wednesday. Noah Adams (Coal City, W.Va./Independence), Nick Kiussis (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick), Brenden McRill (Davison, Mich./Davison), Sean Mullican (Myersville, Md./Middletown) and Luke Sorboro (Rootstown, Ohio/Rootstown) signed National Letters of Intent earlier this month as part of National Signing Day and will join the Mountaineers next season.
“We are extremely excited about our signees,” said Henson, who is in his third season at the helm of the Mountaineers. “They will bring a much needed piece to the puzzle for us to succeed at a high level. With the addition of an upper weight squad, we will be a team on the rise.”
Noah Adams (Coal City, W.Va./Independence)
Ranked No. 2 in the nation at 220 pounds, Adams joins the Mountaineers out of Coal City, West Virginia, and Independence High. Claiming wins at both FloNationals and NHSCA Nationals, he is a three-time national champion and two-time West Virginia state champion. In addition, Adams posted third-place finishes in both Greco and Freestyle at Cadet Nationals this past summer. Adams, who is slated to wrestle at 197 pounds for WVU, won a pair gold medals at the 2016 Cadet Pan American Games in Limu, Peru, and was named the U.S.A. Wrestling Athlete of the Week after earning the Golden Boot as Most Outstanding Wrestler for his efforts. He currently boasts a career record of 149-7. Adams, who also competes for Young Guns, is the son of Jenifer Adams and Kevin Adams. He intends to major in exercise physiology at WVU, which is chose over Virginia Tech and Edinboro.
Nick Kiussis (Brunswick, Ohio/Brunswick)
Hailing from Brunswick, Ohio, Kiussis ranks No. 14 in the nation at 170 pounds. He is a three-time conference champion for Brunswick High, as well as a three-time state runner-up, district finalist, sectional finalist and all-county honoree. Kiussis is a two-time sectional and district champion, earning team MVP honors for three seasons. He’s claimed titles at the Medina Invitational, Grappler Fall Classic, and the IndianaMat Hoosier Preseason Open, and boasts a 90-11 career record. The son of Nick and Pam Kiussis, he also competes for the Wrestling Factory of Cleveland. Kiussis chose WVU over N.C. State, Central Michigan, CSU, Ohio and Campbell and is slated to compete at 165 pounds at the collegiate level. He intends to major in sports psychology.
Brenden McRill (Davison, Mich./Davison)
McRill is a three-time MHSAA Division I state placer and a 2016 MHSAA Division I state champion who comes to Morgantown from Davison, Michigan, and Davison High. He was the 2016 Saginaw Valley League Champion at 189 pounds and was also the 2015 Genesee County Champion at that weight. McRill claimed the 2015 Brecksville (OH) Holiday Tournament Championship at 182 pounds. Also a member of Team Donahoe, McRill chose WVU over Michigan and Central Michigan and is expected to compete at 184 pounds for the Mountaineers. The son of Nick and Angie McRill, he intends to major in sports management or marketing.
Sean Mullican (Myersville, Md./Middletown)
A native of Myersville, Maryland, Mullican is a first-team all-area honoree at Middletown High, where he competed at 220 pounds. He was the 2015 Mat Madness Champion and a 2016 Maryland 2A/1A state champion. Mullican finished second at the 2016 Frederick County tournament at 220 pounds, posting a record of 44-4 in his junior season. In addition, he competes for the Mason Dixon Mat Hawgs. The son of Debra and Keith Mullican, he intends to major in wildlife and fisheries resources.
Luke Sorboro (Rootstown, Ohio/Rootstown)
Sorboro comes to Morgantown from Rootstown, Ohio, where he competed for Rootstown High. An All-American, he is a two-time all-state and three-time all-county honoree. Sorboro has posted a pair of top-10 finishes at the state tournament, including a third-place finish at 170 pounds in 2016, and boasts 143 career wins. He is a four-year team captain who was named a Record-Courier Varsity All-Star. The son of Mike and Malinda Sorboro, he chose West Virginia over Cleveland State and intends to major in nursing. He is projected to compete at 157 or 165 pounds at WVU.
The Mountaineers head to the Cliff Keen Las Vegas Invitational on Dec. 2-3 at the Cashman Center in Las Vegas.
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