I wouldn't say most of their stars were transfers in:To be fair, its just karma for Rootstown.
You know how many "transfers" they have had over the last decade just for wrestling?
Pretty much every good wrestler from Ravenna over the last decade "moved" to Rootstown before 9th grade.
Their youth and JH program is good NOW. But most of their stars over the last 10 years were transfers in, their youth and JH didn't get really good until after the HS was already good from transfers.
So sorry, I maybe wrong on this one, but I don't feel sorry for them losing their QB to a "move/transfer".
The Rovers have had 4 state champs, all in the last 10 years.
Travis and Garrett Linton didn't transfer in and their dad wrestled for Rootstown.
Jake Moore (Princeton) grew up in Rootstown and his dad was state runner-up for the Rovers
Ryan Boyle (KSU) transferred in as a 6th grader from nearby rival Alabama.
All time wins leader and 3 time All State Luke Sorboro ( WVU) grew up in Rootstown
3 time All State Chris Langguth (KSU) grew up in Rootstown
I'm not saying that Rootstown doesn't have many transfers but most of their stars grew up in Rootstown
You can also argue that Rootstown lost a wrestler that was better than anyone that transferred in at the high school level.
State runner-up Lukus Stricker (Harvard) went to Rootstown until 8th grade then wrestled for Hoban.