Well it should be no surprise to the ones that read the 125lb wrestler report, who was last year's starter. If not, it was former Edinboro transfer Korbin Myers (r-SR, Carlisle PA) who compiled a 20-10 record. You can learn more about his Hokie career and wrestling tendencies in the previous 125lb write-up.
With Korbin Myers looking to cut to 125lb weight class, the perceived replacement is Collin Gerardi (r-FR, Powhatan VA). Last year Gerardi wrestled unattached and amassed a record of 17-6. Most notable match was losing in sudden victory, 8-6, to now ranked #6 Roman Bravo-Young (PSU).
A college may send six or less wrestlers to an open tournament, where they will then be deemed unattached. These wrestlers rarely have coach support and must not wear any singlet that associates them with their college. If it is their redshirt year, the wrestlers must fund their own way while getting to participate in tournaments (travel, lodging, sign-up, food, etc).
Collin Gerardi has above average length for a 133lb wrestler. He is known to be heavy on the head and likes to engage in wrist tie-ups. He will feel out opponents by attempting ankle picks or shucking the arm by to set up an outside, single leg shot. For his youth, he already shows a variety of neutral position moves which is impressive. If he is able to combo these, he will be dangerous.
His high powered offense does leave him vulnerable to being countered; as noted by the high point average in his matches. Also, it's typical for young wrestlers to not be as strong in referee positions. This is not the case for Gerardi on top, but true for his bottom position. The thing to note this year is if he can improve his quickness escaping. On top, he is tenacious. He shows a willingness to stay glued to his opponent by crab riding or getting a leg via a move called a turk
My cold take is Gerardi will make the NCAAs this year, but will not make All-American. I see him wrestling to rank/seed in regards to the ACC, probably going 3-2.