The good vibes surrounding Arizona State wrestling that came with hiring of Zeke Jones continued last week.
And it’s no coincidence.
Arizona state four-time state champion Dalton Brady, a Chandler High product, confirmed on Twitter that he was transferring to ASU from Utah Valley.
Brady had originally gave his verbal commitment with ASU before eventually signing with Utah Valley, but when Jones took over the program last month it opened the idea of coming back to his home state.
The two have a positive history as Brady at one point left Chandler to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs where Jones was the U.S. National freestyle coach.
“Once I heard Coach Jones is coming to ASU I knew I wanted to go back,” said Brady, who went 156-1 in his Arizona high school career. “He coached me at the OTC so I know he is an awesome coach and can make great changes in that room.”
It seems to be the national sentiment as the hire was viewed a positive one by all account. Time will only tell, but Brady has no doubt.
“Zeke Jones has studied the sport more than anyone I know,” he said. “I have full faith in following him into battle.”
Brady said Utah Valley agreed to give him his full release, although it hasn’t happened just yet, so he will be eligible to compete next year as a sophomore.
Yes, indeed. The vibes they are a changing.
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