Head Coach Tom Ryan and the Buckeye wrestling team can anticipate continued success in the lighter weights following a verbal commitment by 3 time state champ Micah Jordan from Graham High School in Ohio. Micah is part of the Jordan family that is known throughout the state of Ohio as the premier dominant wrestling family of the current day***. With a career record of 139-9 after 3 years of wrestling some of the top competition in the country, Jordan was defeated only once in the 2012-2013 campaign, falling in the Finals of the Walsh Ironman to the top ranked freshman in the land.
Jordan, who won his 3rd State title this past March at 132 lbs projects to wrestle at either 141 or 149 lbs for the Buckeyes. The Buckeyes have had an astounding amount of success at those weights in recent memory, garnering All-American status from Robert Sessley, Jeff Ratliff, J Jaggers (2x NCAA Champion), Lance Palmer, Hunter Stieber, and Cam Tessari. With Stieber and Tessari likely entering their senior campaign when Jordan arrives on campus, Jordan will be learning from 2 Buckeyes with serious collegiate accolades.
With Jordan and Intermat’s #2 ranked Kyle Snyder announcing their commitments well in advance, the Buckeyes may see a domino effect with other highly-ranked recruits jumping on board as well.
*** Other families may lay claim to their day's most dominant family, but with 21 state titles between Jim, Jeff, Ben, Isaac, Bo, and Micah Jordan, I'd give them the nod for now. When thinking of other dominant families, it's hard not to include names like the Milkovich, Dernlan, DiSabato, Hoppell, Kallai, and Hanson families. I'm sure I left others out. If I did, let me know in the comments.