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Top 2019 Recruit Jackson Turley commits to Rutgers Wrestling

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One of the Top 182 pounders is coming to The Banks

Roy DeBoer

Whatever you are doing Scott Goodale, do not stop.

In a flurry of Fall recruits, Rutgers is adding one of the top 50 overall recruits in the class of 2019, Jackson Turley.

Turley, is of St. Christopher’s, Virginia, and he’ll be joining a stacked 2019 incoming class for Rutgers which includes JoJo Aragona and Robert Kanniard.

Turley has a stout track record while in high school. He is ranked #42 overall in the Class of 2019 and #6 at 182 pounds according to Flo Wrestling. He did mention he plans to cut to 174 pounds for collegiate competition.

He is a two time National Prep runner up in addition to taking 6th at the Fargo Junior National Freestyle tournament and 2nd place at the Journeymen tournament.

Turley was asked why Rutgers over other schools like Maryland, Indiana, Virginia Tech, and Iowa State.

“It’s hard to articulate, but as soon as I hopped in the car from the airport it felt like home,” Turley said. “The coaches are so welcoming. I just see myself wrestling in front of all those people and putting smiles on their faces. They also have a pretty good art program!”

Rutgers begins the season on November 3rd with a quad meet against Fresno State, Centenary University, and Johnson and Wales.