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Oh, Hello Wrestling Edition: Alex Facundo Commits to Penn State

Happy Friday!

Committed text alongside fireworks.

Just hours before a big dual with the Wisconsin Badgers which you can read about here, the Penn State wrestling program picked up a huge commitment for its 2021 class.

Alex Facundo, the No. 5 overall recruit in the 2021 class, announced on his Instagram account that he had committed to the Nittany Lions.

Facundo, a two-time Cadet World bronze medalist, has been one of the most highly coveted prospects in the country since his freshman season. He’s already a two-time Michigan state champion and is well on his way to becoming a four-timer.

The junior projects to 174 pounds but could well continue to grow. There is a little bit of murkiness there with regard to fit, as Joe Lee looks set to hold down 165 for the next four years following the departure of Vincenzo Joseph and Carter Starocci appears to be the heir apparent at 174. Even if Facundo moves up to 184, Aaron Brooks has that spot locked down for the foreseeable future.

But having too much talent is never a bad thing and those four certainly have talent in spades. Should Brooks not take a redshirt year, Facundo could also slide in down the road after taking a greyshirt then redshirt year.

Regardless, it appears Penn State is well on its way making sure the cupboards remain stocked.