Daton Fix, the nation’s highest-ranked uncommitted wrestler, ended the suspense on the final day of the early signing period by picking Oklahoma State on Wednesday.
Fix, from Charles Page (Sand Springs, Okla.), opted to remain in state over Ohio State, Nebraska, Penn State and North Carolina. Indications were that Fix was headed to Oklahoma State, although he had said as late as Tuesday that he was still deciding. His father, Derek, wrestled for the Cowboys from 1989 to 1991, and the Stillwater campus is oly about an hour from home.
Fix is considered the top 132-pounder in the nation and is ranked No. 3 in the FloWrestling rankings for the Class of 2017 regardless of weight.
The four members of Oklahoma’s class in the early period all came from the state.
“Signing Daton Fix was the key to this class,” coach John Smith said in a news release. “I’m very excited about him choosing Oklahoma State. Our families have been together for a long time. His dad and I wrestled here at Oklahoma State. He’s been very successful not only at Sand Springs, but representing the United States as well. He’s a great young man that has great habits and everything that a coach is looking for.”
Fix was named to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA second team at 126 pounds last season with a 48-0 record and third Class 6A state title. He is 121-0 in his high school career. (You can see all three ALL-USA teams from 2015-16 by clicking here.)
The reason he wasn’t on the first team is because senior Nick Suriano occupied that spot at 126. Suriano, now a freshman at Penn State, became just the second New Jersey wrestler to complete his career as an undefeated, four-time state champion.
Fix’s commitment drew the praise of UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
He also a number of international honors, including 2014 Youth Olympic silver medalist, 2015 Cadet World bronze medalist and 2016 Junior World bronze medalist.
And well, you have to love the confidence. His Twitter handle — @