Head Coach Mark Manning's 2010 recruiting class is ranked No. 6 by InterMat Wrestle.
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InterMat Ranks Husker Recruiting Class Sixth

By NU Athletic Communications
Lincoln - Behind four Top 100 prospects and a pair of NHSAA national champions, InterMat Wrestle has ranked Nebraska's incoming 2010 recruiting class sixth in the nation. The distinguished wrestling source tabbed Iowa with the best class, followed by Penn State, Northwestern, Minnesota and Iowa State.

InterMat ranked four of Nebraska's incoming recruits in its national Top 100, headlined by 19th-ranked Keith Surber of O'Fallon, Ill. Surber (130 pounds) and 64th-ranked Brandon Wilbourn (152 pounds) of O'Fallon, Mo., were each crowned champions at March's 2010 National High School Athletic Association Senior National Championships in Virginia Beach, Va. At the same tournament, 39th-ranked Robert Kokesh of Wagner, S.D. finished third at 160 pounds, while Matt Dwyer of Rockton, Ill., claimed a runner-up finish at 215 pounds. Greg Amos of Holt, Mo. rounds out Nebraska's Top 100 recruits at No. 87.

In November, head coach Mark Manning and the NU staff announced a nine-signee class that also includes Blake Meeks (Des Moines, Iowa), Cody Magrew (Wentzville, Mo.), Chad Stroh (Holyoke, Colo.) and Ryne Harris (Belleville, Ill.). Since then, the Huskers added Shawn Nagel (Kimball, Neb.) and Brandon Rubino (St. Charles, Ill.).

Last summer, InterMat ranked Nebraska's 2009 recruiting class No. 4.

2010 InterMat Recruiting Class Rankings
1. Iowa
2. Penn State
3. Northwestern
4. Minnesota
5. Iowa State
6. Nebraska
7. Indiana
8. Cornell
9. Arizona State
10. Maryland
11. Missouri
12. Ohio State
13. Virginia Tech
14. Oklahoma
15. Lehigh
16. Old Dominion
17. Edinboro
18. Boise State
19. Pennsylvania
20. Rutgers
21. Oklahoma State
22. Illinois
23. Michigan State
24. Michigan
25. Binghamton

Nebraska's InterMat Top 100 Recruits
No. 19 - Keith Surber (O'Fallon, Ill.)
No. 39 - Robert Kokesh (Wagner, S.D.)
No. 64 - Brandon Wilbourn (O'Fallon, Mo.)
No. 87 - Greg Amos (Holt, Mo.)

Nebraska's InterMat Recruits Ranked by Weight Class
No. 20 at 112 pounds - Brandon Rubino (St. Charles, Ill.)
No. 14 at 152 pounds - Cody Magrew (Wentzville, Mo.)
No. 20 at 215 pounds - Matt Dwyer (Rockton, Ill.)


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