Over the past week, Nebraska wrestling has received commitments from a pair of high-level juniors for the class of 2022.
On Nov. 3, Antrell Taylor committed to the Huskers out of Millard South in Omaha. The next day, Nebraska received a commitment from Harley Andrews, a state champion for powerhouse Tuttle High School in Oklahoma.
Nebraska didn’t have to go far to find one of the nation’s best high school wrestlers when they plucked Taylor out of Millard South High School. Taylor won the Class A state title at 145 pounds as a sophomore in 2020 after falling in the state final as a freshman.
I’m very excited to announce that I will be staying home to continue my athletic and academic career at The University of Nebraska. I want to thank my family, coaches, and friends that have helped me reach this point. Go Big Red! #GBR #StayingHome #Homegrown #MWC4L pic.twitter.com/pKgUbuGQrd— Antrell Taylor (@TaylorAntrell) November 4, 2020
Taylor, who wrestles out of the MWC Wrestling Academy, is ranked as the No. 18 overall recruit for the class of 2022, coming in No. 6 at 160 pounds. The junior picked Nebraska over some heavy hitters in Ohio State, Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Virginia Tech, N.C. State and Illinois. Taylor projects to college as a 165-pounder.
Taylor also has big accomplishments in freestyle wrestling, as he finished runner-up at the 2019 Fargo National Championships. In addition, Taylor was a 2019 U15 World Team member and brought home a silver medal.
Harley Andrews hails from Tuttle, Oklahoma where the Tigers have won 12-straight state titles. Andrews won the state title at 195 pounds as a sophomore after falling in the state final as a freshman. Tuttle had nine state champions in 2020.
I want to say thank you to my family, friends, coaches, and everyone else who supported me along the way. I’m very blessed to get to live out my dream of wrestling at the next level. Thank you coach Manning and coach Snyder for giving me this opportunity! Go Huskers!! #CLB #3 pic.twitter.com/PSY4aO57wz— Harley andrews (@dripH20) November 5, 2020
Andrews is ranked the No. 49-overall recruit in the country and comes in No. 14 at 195 pounds. He was also a Fargo U16 All-American in 2019.