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PIAA champ to sign with Nittany Lions

Penn State's most recent recent wrestling commitment has a Centre County connection.

New Oxford's Jordan Conaway, who won a PIAA Class AAA title at 112 pounds last month, will sign a letter of intent with the Nittany Lions, according to The Evening Sun's Travis Johnson: http://www.gametimepa.com/ci_17829468

The name should be a familiar one to county wrestling fans. Conaway is the son of Dave Conaway, who wrestled for Dave Caslow at Philipsburg-Osceola.

Jordan's recruiting process was anything but smooth. He committed to Liberty only to see the school drop its program from Division I to club status last month. Conaway quickly looked elsewhere. His recruiting process had a fulfilling ending as Penn State coach Cael Sanderson offered Conaway a chance to join the team.

We watched Jordan closely during the state tournament. He's technically sound and could develop into a nice 125-pounder with some added weight.

Penn State is building impressive depth at 125. Frank Martellotti had a strong freshman season before being ruled academically ineligible. The current recruiting class also includes Franklin Regional's Nico Megaludis. For what it's worth, this wrestling writer considers Megaludis the state's best pound-for-pound wrestler.

Conaway and Megaludis both defeated nationally-ranked opponents during last month's Dapper Dan Wrestling Classic in Pittsburgh.

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