Pitt added the ninth member of its 2020 recruiting class Sunday evening, and another Pennsylvania state finalist as well.
Kolby Flank, a senior from Wilson Area, announced his commitment via Twitter.
I am truly blessed and honored to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Pittsburgh. I am thankful for everyone in my life who has gotten me to this point💙 #H2P #pinzburgh @Pitt_WRES pic.twitter.com/ewpP64BvNo
— Kolby Flank (@kolbyflank) April 19, 2020
Flank is a three-time PIAA qualifier. He did not place as a sophomore, and got 5th and 2nd the following two years. Flank’s career record is 137-32 with an impressive 63 falls.
Kolby wrestled 220 pounds in both his junior and senior seasons, and will be a “tweener” entering college. Can he cut down to 197 or beef up to heavyweight? We’ll find out next year.
With the recent additions of Tyler Badgett and Ryan Michaels, this is a very solid class. But…
Other ACC Schools Still Outrank Pitt
North Carolina, North Carolina State, and Virginia Tech all have top notch incoming classes. In fact, they are ranked 7th, 8th, and 9th respectively by FloWrestling.
Two of Pitt’s recruits (Mick Burnett No. 50 and Colby Whitehill No. 81) are ranked in the top 100 of this graduating class.
UNC has five with No. 5, 30, 44, 53, and 89. NC State has No. 19, 43, and 46. Va Tech has No. 6, 51, 57, and 69.
This season’s ACC team title came down to one match between NC State and Pitt. For the foreseeable future all four of these schools will be neck-and-neck.