By: Scott Emigh, Editor-in-Chief
Charles Page High School senior and internationally renown wrestler Daton Fix has officially announced his college commitment, and it didn't come as much of a surprise for Oklahoma State fans. While the highly sought-after recruit has been open about letting the process play out, and hadn't previously given any indication of where he was leaning, fans of the No. 1 ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys (1-0) had good reason to expect the Sand Springs student to come their way.
Not only was Fix's father, Derek Fix, a successful Oklahoma State wrestler, but so was his coach, Kelly Smith, and his best friend Kaden Gfeller recently announced his commitment to the Orange earlier this summer. Fix has been raised an Oklahoma State fan and several of his classmates have also announced their intentions to compete for OSU, namely: Sydney Pennington for Softball and Cheyenne Walden for Cross Country and Track.
Fix announced his short list earlier this summer, limiting his choices to North Carolina (0-0), No. 2 Penn State (2-0), No. 4 Ohio State (0-0), No. 7 Nebraska (0-0), and his ultimate choice.
OSU is currently ranked first in the nation, something Fix and his soon-to-be school have in common. He is currently ranked first in the nation at 132 pounds by Flowrestling, who was on-hand to live-stream his college decision. He is third on the pound-for-pound rankings behind 126 Spencer Lee and 145 Yianni Diakomihalis, both of whom he has split decisions with in the past. Intermatwrestle also has Fix at number one, and has Charles Page High School as a team ranked 27th in the nation, third in the state, and second in Class 6A.
Fix will bring quite the resume with him. The three-time undefeated State Champion doesn't slow down when the high school season ends. He's also a Pan-American Champion, National Champion, Olympic Silver Medalist, and two-time World Bronze Medalist. He has competed in numerous countries, including China, Brazil, Spain, France, Slovakia and more.
Fix says he's comfortable taking a redshirt if that's what his coach wants, but he won't be likely to stop with his summer freestyle competition. He plans on continuing to look at Senior level tournaments in the near future and will be defending his undefeated record this winter.
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