Joseph Sealey, the top wrestler in the Class of 2024 out of High Point, North Carolina, announced on his Instagram account that he’s committed to Penn State.
‘I am excited to announce that I am continuing my athletic and academic career at Penn State,” Sealey wrote. “I am so incredibly grateful to my family, friends, and coaches that got me where I am.”
Last July, Sealey won the UWW Under 17 World team trials, which took place in Rome, Italy, by defeating KJ Evans, a Class of 2023 Oklahoma commit, in two straight bouts (9-2, 15-7). That was when his stock started to rise and he became one of the most sought-after recruits in the country.
Sealey improved from a sixth-place finish in the 2021 Under 17 Team trials and finished in third place at the Super 32, also in 2021. Last season, he won the National prep title at 152 pounds and won the title of Beast of the East and the Powerade.
Sealey is projected to be competing in the 165- or 174-pound weight class when he arrives at Penn State and joins a slew of elite young talent that is at coach Cael Sanderson’s disposal.
Sealy joins fellow top five recruit Zack Ryder of Minisink Valley, New York, in Penn State’s 2024 recruiting class.