#9 Garrett Boone is NC State’s Third Male Top-20 Verbal Commit for 2021

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Garrett Boone of Aquatic Team of Mecklenburg (ATOM) has opted to stay in-state with a verbal commitment to the NC State Wolfpack for 2021. The ninth-ranked swimmer in our early recruit rankings, Boone is one of three SwimSwam Top 20 athletes to verbally commit to the NC State men in the last month.


  • 50y free – 20.26
  • 100y free – 44.82
  • 200y free – 1:36.65
  • 500y free – 4:27.55
  • 100y back – 50.19
  • 200y back – 1:47.47
  • 100y fly – 48.65
  • 200y fly – 1:48.27
  • 200y IM – 1:47.49
  • 400y IM – 3:57.84

Boone is a versatile sprinter with impressive range, coming in fairly close to the 20.0 barrier in the 50 free while being under 4:30 in the 500 free.

At the 2019 North Carolina 4A HS Championships, Boone won the 100 free (45.51) after going 46.85 to take seventh in 2018. He was also third in the 200 IM (1:49.91), split 22.39 fly on South Mecklenburg’s 200 medley relay, and was 45.38 anchoring their 400 free relay. This summer in long course, he scored in B-finals in the 50 free and 100 free at the 2019 Speedo Junior National Championships, hitting times of 23.52 in the 50 and 51.11 in the 100.

Right now, Boone is just off of ACC scoring level in the 200 free, 200 back, and 200 IM. He’s rising fast– before the 2018-19 SCY season, he was 1:40.9/45.8/20.9 in the 200/100/50 free.

Boone joins #2 Aiden Hayes and #17 Arsenio Bustos in NC State’s class of 2025.

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Certified bruh moment. NC State will never lose to UVA ever and will win at least 2 NCAA Championships with this class.

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Congrats Garrett. Welcome to the Pack.


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Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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