The 2022-2023 high school wrestling season is just around the corner. Where will one of NJ’s top seniors wrestle at college?

One of the most coveted recruits in New Jersey’s Class of 2023 is staying in-state to wrestle at the collegiate level.

Blair Academy’s star 126-pounder Marc-Anthony McGowan announced on social media last week that he’d committed to Princeton University.

McGowan, ranked as the No. 11 pound-for-pound high school wrestler in the country by FloWrestling, has been in the spotlight ever since arriving at Blair Academy as a freshman. The Tampa, Florida native won a Cadet World Championship in 2019 at 45 kg (100 pounds) and only continued to get better from then on.

Watch Marc-Anthony McGowan’s Junior Season Highlight Reel

McGowan at the 2021 Beast of the East tournament in Delaware this past season. McGowan cruised through the 120 pound bracket with ease and captured gold with a torn ligament in his hand. Wrestling at 120 pounds the rest of the season, he put on takedown and pinning clinics when the Bucs defeated perennial NJ prep powers Bergen Catholic and Delbarton.

Blair Academy is almost always a top-two nationally ranked program season in and season out, and McGowan will be in the spotlight as the Bucs travel around the country to elite tournaments to open their year, which starts in early December. McGowan will likely be the top seed in every tournament Blair enters. They’ll be participating in the Walsh Ironman, Sam Cali for the Belt and Escape the Rock tournaments, among others, during the 2022-2023 season.