Rutgers Wrestling is bringing in a future hammer.
According to Pat Mineo, the Scarlet Knights have landed Kyonte Hamilton, a 2021 prospect out of Georgetown HS in Maryland. This is the first big commitment for the Class of 2021, no doubt a factor of Rutgers recent on the mat and recruiting success.
@RUWrestling gets a commitment from Kyonte’ Hamilton, the #8 ranked wrestler in the nation at 220 lbs! He is a 2x NHSCA National Champ and still has two years of high school left! Great pickup for the class of 2021! #RU pic.twitter.com/83wez04xfA— Pat Mineo (@MrPatMineo) August 17, 2019
Great visit From Rutgers today!!!!!!! Big things coming pic.twitter.com/HZq9eIvWWY— kyonte’s Dad (@KyonteD) August 16, 2019
Hamilton is ranked No. 8 at 220 pounds according to Flo Wrestling.
Earlier this year, Hamilton won his second National High School Coaches Association (NHSCA) title with a 7-0 win in the finals. High school nationals is typically a big a measuring stick for top prospects in each grade.
He is also a two time Maryland state finalist and will have two years to capture one if not two, state titles before coming to the next level. It helps to also be a standout football player where Hamilton is also All-State.
Hamilton will be entering his junior year of high school as a two-time national champion and will continue to grow.
Boom!!— Coach Scott Goodale (@CoachGoodale) August 16, 2019
Rutgers has been searching for a stud a heavyweight to anchor down the weight class for the first time since Billy Smith and Hamilton could be the one.
Already weighing 220 pounds, Hamilton could get as big as 250-260 by the time he reaches The Banks and head coach Scott Goodale and company will be able to mold him into a solid heavyweight.