The Oklahoma State wrestling team added a fourth member to their growing 2021 class with Ohio state champion and Cadet freestyle national runner-up Victor Voinovich on Saturday.
Here are three thoughts on Voinovich’s commitment.
The right spot
Voinovich is projected to be at 149 or 157 pounds, which falls in line with a need for OSU. The Cowboys signed three 2020 wrestlers that are projected to be between 125 and 141: Alexander Yokubaitis (125), Jakason Burks (125/133) and Trevor Mastrogiovanni (133/141). Those three will be options at the first three weights in the future with 2021 commit Teague Travis (141/149) and sophomores-to-be Reece Witcraft (133) and Brevin Balmeceda (141) in the mix as well. Travis or Voinovich could slot in at 149 between the Mastrogiovanni brothers, or Voinovich could go 157 with Travis Mastrogiovanni at 165 once sophomore-to-be Travis Wittlake graduates.
Back-to-back No. 1 recruiting classes?
The Cowboys signed the No. 1 class for 2020 and OSU recruiting coordinator Tyler Caldwell is on his way to repeating the effort for 2021.
Voinovich is the third top-15 and fourth top-60 recruit to commit to OSU from the 2021 class, according to FloWrestling. No other program has two in the top 15, and only Nebraska [Nos. 14 and 16] and Iowa [Nos. 6 and 18] have two in the top 20.
There are four uncommitted wrestlers in the top 20, including three in the top 10.
Family ties again
Voinovich is the latest OSU commit with a highly-ranked younger brother, meaning the Cowboys will likely have the inside track on his recruitment when the time comes. Kael Voinovich (140) is ranked No. 19 on FloWrestling’s Junior High Big Board and OSU 2020 signee AJ Ferrari’s brother, Angelo (120), is ranked No. 37.