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Ohio State wrestling landed a big commitment Tuesday night in the Class of 2023. Brock Herman, originally an NC State commit, flipped to the Buckeyes in a decision that has him staying closer to home. Herman is currently a senior, hailing from Brecksville (Ohio) and wrestles for the Seasons Freestyle Club. He released a statement on social media announcing his decision.

“After much consideration and a very difficult choice, I’ve decided to stay home and continue my wrestling and academic career at The Ohio State University,” Herman wrote on Instagram. “I have the utmost respect for the coaches who believed in me prior to this decision and appreciate all they’ve done for me. Thank you to my family for supporting me through everything. Go Buckeyes #tosu #gobucks.”

Herman is ranked No. 15 in the country at 145 pounds, per MatScouts. Ohio State also has commitments from Vince Kilkeary (125 pounds, No. 37 on the Big Board) and Rocco Welsh (174 or 184 pounds, No. 7 on the Big Board) in the Class of 2023.



Ohio State features nine of 10 projected starters ranked in the top 33 of their respective weight classes, per InterMat. Ohio State is also regularly featured in the top 10 duals to watch for in the Big Ten this coming season.

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Ohio State opens up the 2022-23 wrestling season at the Michigan State Open Nov. 5. Its first dual takes place Nov. 11 at home against Virginia Tech. The Buckeyes go into Big Ten competition starting Jan. 6 at Indiana.



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