As if Northern California isn’t always a hotspot for swimming, this coming weekend it will be particularly in-focus of the college swimming fandom, as two out of the biggest recruiting superstar we’ve seen in at least a decade will be taking her recruiting trip to Cal.
Missy Franklin will be in the north Bay Area taking in Teri McKeever’s program over Labor Day weekend.
Missy has said that aside from Cal, she will also make stops at USC and Georgia for sure, with Texas getting a “maybe”. She still has not declared publicly that she’s made up her mind on whether to go pro or not.
Two current members of the Cal team were on the U.S. Olympic Team with Franklin in London this past summer: Caitlin Leverenz and incoming freshman Rachel Bootsma. Two members of the post-grad group were there as well, Dana Vollmer and Natalie Coughlin, so there’s definitely already some relationships built with the Golden Bears.