May 15, 2013 8:01 PM by Andrew Masuda
Righetti High wrestling superstar Luke Wilson saw his successful prep career pay off in a big way. Wilson signed a national letter of intent to wrestle at Cal Poly on Wednesday in front of friends, family and coaches.
Wrestling at 152 pounds, Wilson captured his third Pac-7 League title and second CIF Southern Section crown his senior season. Luke became the first Righetti wrestler in 35 years to win a CIF State championships. He went on to finish third at Nationals.
Wilson said he chose Cal Poly because he was confident the Division I program would return to national prominence and the Top 25.
"I picked Cal Poly not just because it's close, but also because I know they're having a rebuilding. They had rebuilding last year and a lot of good recruits that redshirted last year and they also have a good recruits this year with my class," said Wilson.
The Mustangs went 2-11 in dual meets last season and finished sixth at the Pac-10 Championships under second year head coach Brendan Buckley.
Wilson plans to major in history at Cal Poly. He expects to wrestle at 165 pounds as a Mustang.
Wilson is the second Righetti wrestler to sign with a Division I program in the last two years. Josh Rodriguez signed with North Dakota State last year. Rodriguez finished third at State and won a national title in 2012.
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