Two of the most high-profile recruits from central Pennsylvania have decided to stay home and continue their wrestling careers at Penn State.
Erik and Mason Gibson, both committed to Cornell, announced Saturday that they’ve decided to flip to Penn State. Erik signed his letter of intent last year to Cornell but was never listed on the roster this season. Mason is a member of the Class of 2024.
After a ton of tough decisions I have decided to conclude my time up in Ithaca and flip my commitment to Penn State University. Shoutout to everyone who has helped me get to where I am today. None of this would be possible without y’all. #WeAre pic.twitter.com/54awj3b3WB
— Erik Gibson (@GibErikson345) November 19, 2022
— Mason Gibson (@mason_gibson1) November 19, 2022
“After a ton of tough decisions, I have decided to conclude my time up in Ithaca and flip my commitment to Penn State University,” Erik Gibson wrote to Twitter. “Shoutout to everyone who has helped me get to where I am today. None of this would be possible without y’all.”
“Love it or hate it, I’m staying home,” Mason Gibson tweeted.
Erik Gibson began his high school career at Forest Hills High School in Sidman, where he took third in the state at 138 pounds as a freshman and sixth as a sophomore at 145. He transferred to Bishop McCort Catholic High School in Johnstown for his junior year, but he never wrestled in the postseason again due to McCort being on a postseason ban through the PIAA.
Mason Gibson went 21-1 as a freshman during the 2020-21 season at McCort and took second at the PIAA Championships at 120 pounds.
Erik Gibson will likely be a 157-pounder at Penn State, while Mason projects as a 133-pounder when he gets to college.