Just days after receiving a commitment from the top-ranked high school wrestler in the country at 170 pounds, Penn State picked up a commitment from the wrestler ranked right behind him on Sunday.
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Dreams turned into reality. I’m super excited to announce that I am verbally committed to Penn State University. I would like to thank all of my family, coaches, teammates, and friends for getting me where I am today. I would also like to thank all of the coaches who expressed interest and believed in me. I can not wait to see what the future holds for me and this team #WeAre
Pennsyvania state champion Trey Kibe announced that he had committed to Penn State’s 2021 class. Kibe joins the aforementioned Alex Facundo in the class, giving the Nittany Lions some interesting options with regards to weight class juggling. Facundo appears to project to 174 or 184, while Kibe said in an interview with PennLive’s Dustin Hockensmith that he expects to be either 184 or 197 in college.
Of course, the Nittany Lions already Joe Lee on board, who appears to be set to man the 165-pound class for the forseeable future, as well as Carter Starocci at 174, Aaron Brooks at 184 and Michael Beard at 197. Redshirts and greyshirts may make the picture a bit clearer, and both Facundo and Kibe have another year of high school.
Kibe, ranked No. 13 in the class of 2021 by FloWrestling, was a state champion as a sophomore, taking out Virginia Tech commit and cadet world team member Clay Ulrey in the finals. He’ll look to repeat next month in Hershey.
Kibe chose Penn State of Stanford, Lehigh, NC State and Virginia Tech. He hails from the same program as NC State duo Hayden and Trent Hidlay.