This off-season Jeffersonville High School, located in Southern Indiana, had five senior wrestlers sign with colleges to continue their wrestling careers. Those wrestlers were Luke Smith, who will be wrestling for Indiana Tech, Josiah Freeman, who will be wrestling for the University of Indianapolis, Josh Craig, who will be wrestling for Bellarmine University, and the combo of Jacob Laughlin and Carlos Molina who both will be wrestling for Lassen Junior College.
Luke Smith finished his senior season wrestling 195lb all the way to the Indiana State Finals, losing in the first round. He had a 35-5 record and capped off his season with a Sectional and Regional championship this past season. During his career he was a three time Semi-State Qualifier and a two time Jeff Classic champion. He will be joining a powerhouse Indiana Tech team, that had a national runner up and five All-Americans this past season.
Josiah Freeman was a multi sport athlete for Jeffersonville, playing linebacker for the Red Devils when he wasn’t wrestling. He was a three-year varsity starter and a Sectional champion this past season, making it all the way to Semi State (in his career). Josiah also excelled in the classroom, being named a two time Academic All State member. He joins a University of Indianapolis team that was ranked 10th this past season.
Josh Craig was the ultimate team player, bumping up several weight classes to 182lb and being a key component in helping Jeffersonville win a Sectional title this year. He was the Sectional runner up and had 38 wins on the season. Also, Josh was Academic All-State.
Both Carlos Molina and Jacob Laughlin wrestled a mix of Varsity and Varsity B this past season. Carlos, who maintained a 3.0+ GPA all throughout high school, played for the football team for three seasons, was on the track team for three seasons, and was the co-editor in chief for the school newspaper. Jacob placed 3rd at Sectionals two seasons ago and was a Regional qualifier. In addition to wrestling, Jacob ran cross-country for two years and won the Mental Attitude award.
All these wrestlers used Wrestling Recruit to find their colleges and make contact with the coaches. There is a wide experience range in this group of seniors, from making the State Finals to being on and off on varsity. However all of them are able to continue their career because of Wrestling Recruit