Bronco Wrestling Signs Three to Class of 2011

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State wrestling coach Greg Randall announced, Monday (Jan. 10), that he has received three more commitments to his 2011 recruiting class as Chris Castillo and Casey George have both signed a valid National Letter of Intent, while Carson Kuhn has signed a financial aid agreement.

Coach Randall has now received four commitments for 2011-12. Scotty Bacon, a senior at Santiago High School in Corona, Calif., also signed a NLI last month.

Kuhn, a Sandy, Utah native, will join the  Broncos after spending 2010-11 as a resident athlete at the Olympic Training Center. Kuhn enjoyed an incredible career at Alta High School where he was a three-time Utah High School State Champion. Kuhn finished his high school career with a 174-12 overall record, which included three consecutive undefeated seasons after his freshman year.

Kuhn has also enjoyed a great deal of success competing nationally and internationally, as he won the Junior Freestyle National Championship at 119 pounds in 2010 and competed on the Junior FILA World Team in 2009. He graduated from high school as a member of the National Honor Society. Kuhn is expected to wrestle at 125 pounds for the Broncos.

Castillo will come to Boise State from Zilla, Wash. (Zilla HS) where he is currently vying for his fourth Washington High School State Championship. Castillo boasts a career record of 149-2 through three years. He also finished second at the FILA Cadet Nationals in 2010.

Castillo has also enjoyed a successful high school career playing football, as a three-year starter for the Leopards. Twice he has been named first team all-league at both running back and linebacker. Castillo is expected to wrestle at 157 pounds for the Broncos.

George, a Lewiston, Idaho (Lewiston HS) native, rounds out the group of signees. He is a two-time Idaho High School State Champion with a career record of 125-4 through three years. He has also won two Tri State Championships.

Nationally, George has earned a second-place finish in Greco Roman at the Cadet National Championships and a sixth-place finish at the National High School Championships. He is a four-time member of the Idaho Cadet/Junior National Team. George is projected to wrestle at either 141 or 149 pounds for the Broncos.

Boise State is heading into a two week break following a seventh-place finish at the NWCA/Cliff Keen National Duals in Cedar Falls, Iowa this past weekend (Jan. 8-9). The Broncos next dual will be at home, Jan. 23 (Sunday), when they host Cal Poly at 2 p.m. in Taco Bell Arena.

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