Wrestling gains commitment
Four-time Kentucky state champion Brock Ervin has committed to the Illinois wrestling program, according to InterMat.com.
The senior won 46 of 48 matches last season at Union County High School in Morganfield, Ky. The 126-pounder was named Kentucky Wrestler of the Year by WIN magazine after becoming the seventh four-time champion in state history.
Should Ervin repeat this season, he would become Kentucky’s first five-time state champ. As an eighth-grader, Ervin won a state title at 103 pounds. The state’s high school association allows middle school athletes to compete in high school if they are good enough to make a team.
Ervin is ranked 16th in his weight class by InterMat. Last July, the Illini received a commitment from InterMat’s second-ranked 126-pounder, Jered Cortez of Glenbard North. The three-time IHSA state champion was a winner at the 2013 USA Wrestling Junior Freestyle National Championships.
Ervin is a cousin of Illini redshirt sophomore wrestler Caleb Ervin.