Iowa State has lost its most prized incoming wrestling recruit, according to an Ohio prep sports Web site.
David Taylor, a four-time state champion at St. Paris Graham High School and winner of the Dave Schultz National Excellence Award, said he was given a release Tuesday from his national letter of intent and plans to re-open his recruitment.
ISU officials could not confirm Taylor’s release or the status of the school’s other three incoming wrestlers who signed letters of intent last fall.
Of course, Cael Sanderson was the coach at that time. Sanderson now is leading Penn State’s program, and the smart money says that is where Taylor ends up.
New ISU coach Kevin Jackson said during his introductory press conference last week that one of his top priorities was to solidify the roster.
Was he able to do it?
Most of the current Cyclone wrestlers are staying put. Who follows Cael out the door and who decides Jackson has all the credentials they want in a coach?