It only took two days after the recruiting period opened up for one of the biggest shoes to drop. Cody Chittum (Cleveland, TN) the top-ranked 145 lber in the country has given a verbal commitment to the University of Minnesota per his social media. Chittum will surely be one of the top sophomores in the nation during MatScouts updated Big Board for the Class of 2023.
Chittum was selected to wrestle in “Who’s #1” last fall and earned an 8-5 victory over Iowa-signee Wyatt Henson. He was the only sophomore invited to the event. Also in the fall, Chittum turned heads at the Elite 8 Duals when he moved up to 160 lbs and took out Arizona State signee Cael Valencia. Chittum also challenged Dean Hamiti, who finished the year #5 on the Big Board. That result didn’t go Chittum’s way, but his desire to bump up and compete against top-level talent like Valencia and Hamiti spoke volumes. Continue reading at intermatwrestle.com →