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Kerkvliet signs letter of intent to wrestle at Oklahoma State University

By Christian Pyles, 11/11/17, 8:15AM CST


Cadet world champion Daniel Kerkvliet has changed his plans and decommitted from the University of Minnesota.

The No. 3-ranked prospect for the class of 2019 originally pledged to wrestle in his home state for the Golden Gophers back in October 2016.

Many speculated that Kerkvliet would be a career 285 in college, which would put him and fellow Minnesota commit Gable Steveson, a three-time world champion, in the same spot for several years. Whether this is the reason for the change or not is pure speculation. 

Kerkvliet has committed to wrestle for Oklahoma State. This is a huge get for the Cowboys, who are in need of a long-term solution at 285. Kerkvliet's neutral arsenal and furious pace will be a great match for the Cowboy's style. While success was likely assured for Kerkvliet at Minnesota, the surety of a starting spot plus everything that the Oklahoma State room has to offer makes this a great fit for both the athlete and school.