Top 2018 recruit Gavin Teasdale flips from Iowa to Penn State

Chris Cuellar

Iowa already signed the nation’s top 2017 recruit out of talent-rich Pennsylvania.

On the heels of Penn State’s national championship, it appears the Hawkeyes will not be claiming the state’s jewel of 2018.

Gavin Teasdale, a junior at Jefferson-Morgan in Jefferson, Pa., announced he was flipping his commitment from Iowa to Penn State on Tuesday night.

Penn State's wrestling head coach Cael Sanderson reacts to a call during the first round of the NCAA Division I Wresting Championships, Thursday, March 16, 2017 in St. Louis.(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Teasdale committed to the Hawkeyes when club teammate Spencer Lee did last April, but he now plans to take his currently perfect high school record to Cael Sanderson's Penn State program. Teasdale is a three-time state champion and won most recently at 126 pounds.

Teasdale is ranked as the No. 2 overall prospect by FloWrestling — which first reported the news on Tuesday — and No. 2 at his weight class by InterMat, only trailing Lee.

NCAA rules prohibit college coaches from commenting on unsigned recruits. Iowa still has Young Gun Wrestling Club prospects in Lee and 2017 recruit Max Murin.