Verbal commitments are the rage this fall on SwimSwam, driving a large audience fueled by college swimming passion.
Missy Franklin, 5-time Olympic medalist, was the top female recruit last year, and, arguably, the top college swimming recruit of all-time. Franklin gained a global fan-following from her swimming success and on her steadfast promise that she would not turn pro and attend college. For college coaches the stakes were high. Franklin points could go a long way and possibly deliver an NCAA Team Title to the right university. Many top programs were in the hunt. Franklin took all five recruiting trips and kept her opinions neutral publicly. No one truly knew what college program she would pick. When she did commit to Cal, she decided to have a little fun pranking Cal Head Coach Teri McKeever.
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