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Buckeyes Add Another Top Recruit

By OWN Staff, 10/23/17, 12:00PM EDT


Two-time FloNationals champion Sammy Sasso (Nazareth, Pa.), who was undefeated during the 2016-17 scholastic season verbally committed to Ohio State on Sunday afternoon. In addition to a state championship season in which he won titles at the Walsh Ironman and Beast of the East, Sasso also won the preseason Super 32 Challenge and post-season Flo Nationals. It was a season in which he ended up as the No. 2 wrestler nationally at 138 pounds.

Sasso is currently ranked No. 12 in the Class of 2018 after earning a UWW Cadet National freestyle runner-up finish and Junior National freestyle All-American status this summer in Fargo. It was a second straight year as a UWW Cadet freestyle runner-up to an eventual world medalist, and the freestyle All-American honor in Fargo was his fifth overall in Fargo and third in freestyle (Cadet title in 2015).

Sasso projects collegiately as a 157 pound wrestler, and is the fifth top 40 commit for the Buckeyes in their recruiting class this year joining Gavin Hoffman (Montoursville, Pa.), Jaden Mattox (Grove City Central Crossing, Ohio), Rocky Jordan (St. Paris Graham, Ohio), and Malik Heinselman (Castle View, Colo.)