Touted Iowa State freshman David Carr stands out with talent, personality

By BEN VISSER Sports Correspondent

AMES — There is no doubting Iowa State 157-pound freshman David Carr’s talent.

He was the No. 2 overall recruit and No. 1 recruit at his weight, won five high school state titles, was a Cadet World bronze medalist and won every major national high school tournament.

That begs the question, should Iowa State forgo a redshirt and let him wrestle immediately?

“Right now, we’re 98 percent sure that we’re going to keep him (redshirted),” Iowa State wrestling coach Kevin Dresser said. “I say that 98 percent meaning it. We’re going to keep his redshirt and let him progress. Common sense tells you a 20-year-old David Carr as a freshman is going to be better than a 19-year-old David Carr as a freshman because that kid loves wrestling and he is a total sponge. He’s going to keep getting better and better.”

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