June 30, 2015
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia wrestling head coach Steve Garland announced Wednesday the signing of six student-athletes for the 2015-16 school year. The recruiting class has been tabbed No. 5 nationally by InterMat and matches the top recruiting ranking in program history, set by the 2007 class.
The class consists of Corbin Allen (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover), Fox Baldwin (Kissimmee, Fla./Osceola), Cam Harrell (Arnold, Md./McDonogh), Austin Knies (Westfield, Va./Westfield), Sam Krivus (Greensburg, Pa. /Hempfield Area), Tyler Love (Clifton, Va./Centreville) and Jabari Moody (Country Club Hills, Ill./Rich Central). Six members of the class are nationally ranked by Flowrestling at their respective high school weight classes.
"This year's class is outstanding," Garland said. "We have a lot of talent coming in to our program, but we also have guys who flat out love wrestling. This is key, in my opinion, at the collegiate level. A lot of guys act like they love this sport, but deep down they don't really have that fire in their heart that you need to have at this level. I'm not worried about that with this group. We are so excited to welcome them into the Virginia Wrestling family."
Capsules on each of the seven incoming Cavaliers, with projected weight classes:
Corbin Allen -- 165 pounds
Ranked No. 18 nationally at 160 pounds by Flowrestling and No. 19 by Intermat
2014 Beast of the East Runner-Up (160 pounds)
2015 Virginia Class 4A state champion
NHSCA Sophomore National Champion (145 pounds)
Finished career with 92-9 record, including 33-2 as senior
Fox Baldwin -- 174 pounds
Ranked No. 8 nationally in Flowrestling's Pound-for-Pound rankings and No. 4 at 170 pounds
Five-time Florida state champion
Holds national records for career wins (395) and pins (305)
Finished with career record of 395-17, including 162-0 his last three years
2014 Beast of the East and Super 32 Champion (170 pounds)
Champion at 2015 Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic
Cam Harrell -- 157 pounds
Ranked No. 4 nationally at 152 pounds by Flowrestling and InterMat
Won three state championships -- two 3A-4A crowns at Broadneck HS before capturing MIS championship at 152 pounds in 2015
Runner-up at 145 pounds in 2014 MIS state championship
Posted 90-11 record with 36 pins while at McDonogh
Placed third at 2014 Beast of the East
Austin Knies -- 285 pounds
2015 Virginia Class 6A state heavyweight champion
Two-time NHSCA All-American
Placed fifth at heavyweight at 2015 NHSCA Nationals
Went 35-2 his senior season
Sam Krivus -- 141 pounds
Ranked No. 2 nationally at 138 pounds by InterMat and No. 6 by Flowrestling
2013 Pennsylvania Class AAA state champion at 120
Two-time state champion and four-time state placewinner
Three-time Super 32 Challenge Champion (sixth wrestler to win 3+ titles in tournament history)
Three-time FloNationals Champion
Tyler Love -- 197 pounds
Ranked No. 20 nationally at 195 pounds by Flowrestling
2014 Beast of the East Runner-Up (195 pounds)
Two-time Virginia 6A state champion at 195 pounds
Four-time NHSCA All-American and two-time Flo Nationals All-American
Also was member of Centreville's 2013 state championship football team
Jabari Moody -- 125 pounds
Ranked No. 4 nationally at 113 pounds by Flowrestling and No. 6 by InterMat
Two-time Illinois Class 2A state champion at 106 pounds (only two-time state champ in school history)
Finished high school career with 110-2 record and finished on 85-match win streak (37-0 as junior, 39-0 as senior)
Won 2014 FILA Junior World Team Trials in freestyle and then placed fifth at 50 kg at 2014 FILA Junior World Championships in Croatia
Competed at 2015 Dapper Dan Classic
2015 InterMat Recruiting Class Rankings
1. Arizona State
2. Oklahoma State
3. West Virginia
4. Northern Iowa
6. Ohio State
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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