#11 Recruit Michael Domagala Commits to USC

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The USC Trojan men continue to make big moves in the fall recruiting class, as they’ve added Michael Domagala from Asphalt Green to their list of fall verbal commitments.

Domagala is rated as the number 11 recruit in the class by collegeswimming.com: a well-warranted placement, given his versatility and lofty time-rankings. He can fill almost any role for the Trojans, but will likely fall in as a butterflier and IM’er, with some significant relay impacts as well.

He has been a 47.74 in the 100 fly and a 1:49.25 in the 200. That 100 fly time, done at Winter Juniors last December, ranks him 3rd in the class only behind Renny Richmond, Jack Conger, and Texas commit Clark Smith.

In the 200 IM, he has a best of 1:48.72 in yards and a 2:04.5 in long course.

Domagala will join a training group that includes Chase Bloch and freshman Maclin Davis – the National High School Record holder.

Meanwhile, he will also work toward a spot on the Trojans’ freestyle relay, with bests in yards of 21.09/45.29/1:38.72. In long course, he was a 1:49.8 in the 200 free at this summer’s Junior Nationals, which is the fastest time in the country by a 16-year old. Based on that time, his 200 yard free should dip to a 1:37 or a 1:36 during his senior year.

The Trojans have also gotten a verbal from Steven Stumph this fall, meaning that they have the future of the middle of their medley relays shored-up for a while, plus sophomore Luca Spinazzola showing some potential in backstrokes. USC head coach Dave Salo is doing a great job of recruiting his needs this fall, but more than that, he’s expanding his nucleus. Generally, the Trojans rely on a small core of highly-talented swimmers for most of their NCAA scoring, partially because of the high cost of tuition. This team of the future, though, is shaping more into an expanded lineup that we see at places like Cal and Michigan.

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Murray Hewitt
8 years ago

Don’t forget Maclin Davis is there too as part of the butterfly training group.

8 years ago

this kid was born in the darkness. He feeds off of pain and the blood of his enemies. Good luck Mr. domogala and fight on!

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8 years ago


8 years ago

Mikey is one of the best kids I know. So very proud of him and how he handles himself. Personally, I think the big story is that he’s still only 16 years old. BIG upside when he gets to USC. Good get for Dave.

8 years ago

Nice, but should have picked Princeton!

horns rule
8 years ago

awesome 200M Free at LC Juniors!

8 years ago

Great addition to the Trojans along with Stumph verbal! Congrats to all – the Domagala family, USC coaches and the team! Fight On!

Reply to  PositiveEnergy
6 years ago

Henry I am proud of your son, I salute Mielec-Poland. FP

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