Mick Walker

Recruiting Analyst & Wrestling Reporter
  • May 28, 2020

    Crown Point (IN) wrestling standout Jesse Mendez has committed to Ohio State over Iowa, Penn State, Michigan and Indiana. 

    The No. 1 overall recruit in the 2022 class according to MatScouts has been a priority for Tom Ryan and his staff since they began planning for this class. He projects as a 141-pound prospect in the Buckeyes lineup.

    During his prep career, Mendez has won three Indiana state titles. As a freshman Mendez won the 126-pound title via 6-0 decision, then as a sophomore he won the 132-pound title via 25-13 major decision, and as a junior he won the 138-pound title via fall one minute into the first period.

    As for the freestyle scene, Mendez represented the United States in the Junior world championship in Ufa, Russia from Aug.16-22.

    Before worlds though he visited Ohio State for an official visit from June 4-6. On that visit he was joined by now Ohio State commits Nic Bouzakis, Nick Feldman, Seth Shumate and Gavin Brown.

    While the Buckeyes...

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