Bryce Hepner, a two time Ohio state champion, has committed to Rutgers and will be a member of the 2020 Class.
BOOM!— Coach Scott Goodale (@CoachGoodale) June 13, 2019
Hepner won state titles at 126 and 138 pounds at St. Edward High School and is currently ranked No. 13 in the country at 145 pounds for the 2019-20 school year. He projects likely as a 149/157 pound prospect at the college level as Rutgers has already brought in plenty of prospects at the lower weights from the last few recruiting classes.
Another young man has committed to wearing the block R on his chest today and to making our program great. A special addition to @ruwrestling making that 2020 class very impactful!!! #team #NewJersey #TheRAC #2020— John Leonardis (@RUJLeo) June 13, 2019
The 2020 class features Hepner, DePaul’s Connor O’Neil, who is ranked No. 8 at 170 pounds, Colonia’s John Poznanski, ranked No. 5 at 182 pounds, and fellow Ohio wrestler Dylan Shawver of Elyria High School ranked No. 6 at 126 pounds. All rankings are according to Flo Wrestling’s 2019-20 individual high school rankings.
O’Neill projects as a 165/174 prospect, Poznaski at 184/197, and Shawver at 125/133.
This news follows No. 1 overall recruit AJ Ferrari’s visit to Piscataway during the Final X event last weekend. With four talented wrestlers already committed to the 2020 class, Ferrari would be the icing on the cake and the face of the class for the next era of Rutgers Wrestling.