It appears Penn State’s Nick Suriano will be allowed to transfer to Rutgers and wrestle right away after all.
The Big Ten approved Suriano’s immediate eligibility waiver request Sunday, according to NJ.com, meaning he won’t have to sit out a year should he choose to wrestle for the Scarlet Knights. Suriano went 17-1 and was ranked as high as No. 2 last season before the 125-pound freshman missed the Big Ten and NCAA Championships with an ankle injury.
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Suriano’s desire to transfer to Rutgers has been complicated, starting almost a month ago when Penn State reportedly blocked him from competing at another Big Ten school. The Nittany Lions granted his transfer release shortly after, thought it remained unclear if he’d be able to wrestle for another Big Ten program right away. Aside from “ extenuating circumstrances,” the Big Ten requires in-conference sit out a season.
But after more than three weeks, the Big Ten Academics and Eligibility subcommittee accepted his waiver request.
The sophomore phenom will likely transfer to Rutgers, according to NJ.com. If that happens, he’ll make his debut at Yankee Stadium against Maryland on Nov. 4. He’ll then go up against the Nittany Lions on Jan. 28, 2018.
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