Class of 2024 Star Luke Lilledahl Commits to Penn State Wrestling
Penn State wrestling landed a commitment on Monday from one of the nation’s top-ranked prospects for the 2024 recruiting class.
Luke Lilledahl announced via Instagram that he is committing to Cael Sanderson’s program. Lilledahl, a Missouri native who attends Wyoming Seminary in Kingston, Pennsylvania, is the No. 2-ranked wrestler in the Class of 2024 and is the No. 2 120-pound wrestler in the nation, according to FloWrestling.
He won a U17 world title at 51kg last summer and a National Prep championship at 120 pounds in February.
“I am excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at Penn State University,” Lilledahl wrote. “I have enjoyed and appreciated getting to know many coaches during my recruitment, and I appreciate all the time and effort that they spent teaching me about their programs and getting to know me.”
Lilledahl has posted a dominant 46-3 record over the past two seasons at Wyoming Seminary, according to PA-Wrestling.com.
He joins a Penn State 2024 recruiting class that includes his Wyoming Seminary teammate and No. 5-ranked Joe Sealey (160 pounds), No. 6 Zack Ryder (182), No. 8 Mason Gibson (126), No. 9 Connor Mirasola (182) and No. 18 Cole Mirasola (195), according to FloWrestling.
Quite a few current Nittany Lions were quick to welcome Lilledahl to Happy Valley, as Beau Bartlett, Gary Steen and program legend Roman Bravo-Young all commented on his commitment post.
The Nittany Lions are coming off yet another successful season that culminated with a team national title and two individual championships. Penn State has won 10 out of the last 12 team national titles.
StateCollege.com’s Geoff Rushton contributed to this report.