Iowa has already made a splash recruiting the nation’s top lightweight prep wrestlers.
The Class of 2017 caught another wave on Wednesday with a commitment from Washington, Ill., senior Jacob Warner. FloWrestling ranked the reigning Cadet world bronze medalist as the No. 8 overall prospect for 2017 and No. 1 at 195 pounds.
Warner won Illinois state titles as a sophomore (170) and junior (182) and likely projects at 197 for the Hawkeyes.
The announcement came on a busy afternoon as National Signing Day opened up the week-long early signing period for prospective student-athletes.
Warner was also considering offers from Ohio State, Purdue, Minnesota and Arizona State.