Penn State wrestling picked up a verbal commitment from Aaron Brooks on Thursday night. Brooks is one of the top high school wrestlers in the country and already has a United World Wrestling Cadet World Championship title to his name.
“Extremely excited and truly blessed to continue my academic and athletic career at Pennsylvania State University!” Brooks wrote on Twitter. “Thanks to all the people who helped me get to this point in my life.”
Aaron Brooks verbally commits to Penn State wrestling
Extremely excited and truly blessed to continue my academic and athletic career at Pennsylvania State University!🦁 Thanks to all the people who helped me get to this point in my life. pic.twitter.com/GM0uM8sasn
— AB (@__ABALLDAY) February 2, 2018
Brooks, from Hagerstown, Md., has an accomplished high school career. He has a high school record of 154-2, according to the Hagerstown Herald-Mail, and is the No. 1 high school wrestler at 182 pounds.
He will likely not join the Cael Sanderson’s program at Penn State until the fall semester of 2019, however. Brooks will spend next year training at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, according to the Herald-Mail report.
Penn State is currently No. 1 in the nation as the program looks for its seventh NCAA title in eight years. The Nittany Lions host No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night.