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Put me on an island regarding heavyweight. I think we miss on Mullen, but get Hopke who is only a sophomore. I suspect that means we will have a gap year with no blue chip heavy on the team. Yep, I don't think Kerk will stay through his full eligibility.

No matter Hopke is a super stud with his only flaw being he is just a young puppy. Once he matures he will be better than Mullen - book it!
Which island? Aruba? Lol
 
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jschrantz

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Put me on an island regarding heavyweight. I think we miss on Mullen, but get Hopke who is only a sophomore. I suspect that means we will have a gap year with no blue chip heavy on the team. Yep, I don't think Kerk will stay through his full eligibility.

No matter Hopke is a super stud with his only flaw being he is just a young puppy. Once he matures he will be better than Mullen - book it!
We won’t have “Gap years “ in the transfer portal era , Cael would acquire a heavy if Kerk leaves early . Are there any more Nevills boys to fill in ? I know one was just born but doubt he can be ready in 3 years.
 

El-Jefe

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I believe you.

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Callthestall

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I don't think we get Sasso for a whole host of reasons -- not the least of which is, we didn't pursue his brother. Never say never I guess, but this isn't something I'd pin much hope on.

In any case, no rush to get a 197 now. If Brooks doesn't go up, there's time to see how much Barr might grow. Cochran or Ball would probably be adequate for at least a year, maybe longer.

Lawrence (2024) is going up to 195 this year. Hopefully he will face Sasso at some point. (Unfortunately it can't be at Hershey, and Nazareth isn't going to Powerade.)

Correa (2025) might be the best future option. 182 National Preps champ as a freshman. But 2025 is a long time from now.
I didn't realize we didn't recruit Sasso's brother. Has this ever been discussed? 😉😒😭
 

rmg78

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Willie said on his show today that Carter Neves was the second guy. Says he is a soft verbal to PSU.
 
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El-Jefe

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I’m thinking that’s why it’s a soft verbal and not a for sure thing. Probably waiting to see what Mullen ends up doing before he fully commits
That would also explain Willie's comment about the 2nd commitment being "complicated."
 

rmg78

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The way Willie explained it was Neves told him he was committing, said he could announce it after he won trials, he took 2nd, Willie asked him if he wanted him to put it out there still, he basically said yes, but he was not going to announce as the dad is not really into the self promotion that comes with it. Hence Willie said he is a soft verbal.
 

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Gibson slipping to #16 is interesting. For a guy that's been consensus #1 in that class, that's quite a drop.
 

BrockBronson

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Gibson is still very good and placed at World team trials. But he isn’t the #1 pound for pound anymore. Only time will tell but still could be a great career ahead.
I see Cornell with his brother and probably a great fit.
 

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Cornell does make sense for MG at the moment. Looks like he could go anywhere from 125-157 depending if he has a growth spurt before graduation. Mike Grey could probably make a solid NQ/AA out of him
 

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Now that we’ve landed Kasak, it’s time for McGowan and Mullen to come join the party 🎉 😎
If one of them or even better both of them signed we would take the recruiting title from tOSU. Barr is number 8, Davis is 16, and Kasak is 25 I believe. Mullen is 7 and McGowan is 11. Having 4 or 5 in the top 25 p4p would be pretty nice. I know both have PSU on their list. Who do you think is more likely and who would you rather have? I think I’ll go with McGowan because having a 1-2 punch of him and Davis at 125-133 would be killer. I know heavy is probably the toughest weight to recruit elite talent but if we miss on Mullen it sounds like Neves would probably commit and I think that kid is a stud. Can’t go wrong either way though
 
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BruceK-PSU83

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If one of them or even better both of them signed we would take the recruiting title from tOSU. Barr is number 8, Davis is 16, and Kasak is 25 I believe. Mullen is 7 and McGowan is 11. Having 4 or 5 in the top 25 p4p would be pretty nice. I know both have PSU on their list. Who do you think is more likely and who would you rather have? I think I’ll go with McGowan because having a 1-2 punch of him and Davis at 125-133 would be killer. I know heavy is probably the toughest weight to recruit elite talent but if we miss on Mullen it sounds like Neves would probably commit and I think that kid is a stud. Can’t go wrong either way though

Unless I'm missing something, you may have recruiting classes mixed up. tOSU's monster class (Mendez, Feldman, Bouzakis, Shumate, etc) was class of 2022. Kasak, Barr, Davis, Mullen, and McGowan are all class of 2023. Even if PSU somehow lands all five, one probably would still give the edge to the tOSU class of 2022, with three guys in the top 5 P4P.

tOSU also has a nice start to the 2023 class (Welsh and Kilkeary), but that 2022 class was ridiculous.
 

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