#7 Recruit Cole Cogswell Verbally Commits to Stanford Cardinal After Signing Period Closes

Cole Cogswell from the Canyons Aquatic Club, the 7th-ranked recruit in the class of 2015, has committed to the Stanford Cardinal.

Cogswell was one of just two members of our top 20 who didn’t publicly commit prior to the early signing period earlier this month.

He is a primo sprinter, which will put a cap on the rebuilding of the sprint group that Stanford showed off last weekend at the Art Adamson Invitational. In yards, Cogswell’s bests are:

  • 50 free – 20.20
  • 100 free – 43.97
  • 200 free – 1:36.81
  • 100 back – 50.46
  • 100 fly – 51.29

His senior season is already off to a strong start, having already been 21.1/46.0 in the two sprint freestyle events this year, plus a near-best of 50.89 in the 100 back.

Cogswell has been at Canyons since he was 8 years old, and while he was a very good sprinter (22.20 already at 15) before Coley Stickels took over the program, he has thrived under the new staff – similarly to his teammate Abbey Weitzeil. After Stickels took over in late 2012, Cogswell dropped a second-and-a-half in the 100 free in just the second-half of his sophomore season, and another two as a junior.

Cogswell is the defending CIF Southern Section Division I Champion in the 100 free, where he’s well clear of all returning competitors this season. He was also 2nd last year in the 200 free at that meet.

Cogswell chose not to sign during the early signing period, which makes this a “verbal” commitment. He will have the opportunity to sign again on April 15th, 2015.

The lone remaining member of our top 20 who is uncommitted is #2 Townley Haas out of Virginia.

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8 years ago

Congratulations to Cole. A fantastic addition to a great recruiting class at The Farm. Going to be a great 4 years continuing the tradition!

8 years ago

Cole is the 2nd CIF-SS 100 free champ in a row to choose Stanford, and the PAC 12 nabbing the winner since 2010. 100 free champions over the last several years:
2008 Karl Krug – Went to Auburn
2009 Clint Johnson – Tennessee
2010 & 2011 Nick Soedel – Utah
2012 Fred Abramyan – USC
2013 Jack Descombes – Stan
2014 Cogswell – Going to Stan

Reply to  pac12backer
8 years ago

umm… yes you are looking at DIV 1. but lets not forget about the greatest CIF-SS/HIGH school/NCAA sprint freestyler of all time, Vlad Morozov?

Reply to  SocalGUY
8 years ago

Can’t forget CIF DIV 2 champ & Olympic Gold Medalist Anthony Ervin, who swam for the California Golden Bears!!!!!!

8 years ago

I know the SwimSwam rankings are relatively new, but generally speaking, how (un)usual is it for a top-10 recruit to wait until spring to sign? Or in Haas’s case, to not even verbally commit at this point?

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