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RECRUITING: Early signing period updates

By MI Grappler, 11/14/16, 12:00PM EST

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Highly touted big man Hillger inked with the Wisconsin Badgers

Last week marked the start of the early signing period for all NCAA Division I & II college wrestling programs, and a lot of recruiting news have come in around the start of the early signing period.

Top Michigan Seniors Off The Board
Over the last month or so many of the top seniors have announced commitments and signings, here are the recent signings that we have yet to report from our top seniors list:

#2 Trent Hillger (Lake Fenton), 285 - Wisconsin
#4 Tyler Morland (DCC), 174/184 - Northwestern
#5 Dom Lajoie (Gaylord), 125 - Cornell
#8 Drew Marten (Tecumseh), 133 - Central Michigan
#12 Nathan Atienza (Livonia Franklin), 165 - Michigan State
#13 Nick Jenkins (DCC), 285 - Central Michigan
#15 Reece Hughes (Hartland), 149 - Michigan
#19 Brad Wilton (Mason), 184/197 - Michigan State
#26 Jack Medley (Anchor Bay), 125 - Michigan
#31 John Siemasz (Westland JG), 149 - Lake Erie College

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FULL TOP SENIOR RECRUITING RANKINGS WITH COMMITTMENTS
 

Checking in on Michigan college recruiting

With the early signing period underway, most Division I schools have offered and doled out most of their available scholarships, and our MI programs have all landed some big talent.

University of Michigan
Another big haul this recruiting year for the Wolverines with 2 of the top recruits in-state, a few big name out-of-staters, and one of the top recruits from Michigan's class of 2016.

In-State
#1 Jelani Embree (Warren Lincoln), 184
#3 Ben Freeman (Walled Lake Central), 149
#15 Reece Hughes (Hartland), 149
#26 Jack Medley (Anchor Bay), 125
Luke Ready (Brighton), 285 [c/o 2016]

Out-of-State
Drew Mattin (Ohio), 125/133
Layne van Anrooy (Oregon), 157/165
Andrew Davison (Indiana), 184/197
Zachary Nemec (Illinois), 285

 

Michigan State
After a huge class last year you cannot expect a whole lot in Roger Chandler's 2nd recruiting year, but they did land a couple big name out-of-state guys as well as some Top 20 guys from in-state already.

In-State
#12 Nathan Atienza (Livonia Franklin), 165
#19 Brad Wilton (Mason), 184/197

Out-of-state
Jaden Enriquez (California), 141/149
Cole Nye (Pennsylvania), 197

 

Central Michigan
Three early commits for the Chips, including a pair of top 15 guys from in-state.  Expect to see some Spring pickups from them.

In-State
#8 Drew Marten (Tecumseh), 133
#13 Nick Jenkins (DCC), 285

Out-of-State
Brock Bergelin (Wisconsin), 125

 

Eastern Michigan
No in-state action yet from the Eagles, but two solid out-of-state pickups who are both state champs.

Out-of-State
Mason Kauffman (Wisconsin), 149/157
Brandon Moen (Minnesota), 184/197