#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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Jalen Stimes
3 years ago

Wolfpack is rolling with 2021 commits!

Wendy Batson McCreery
3 years ago

Garrett is one great kid and will go FAR!! Congrats to all! NC State is lucky to have him.

ACC fan
3 years ago

Congratulations Garrett!

3 years ago

Pack Attack?

3 years ago

nc state going to fill their roster before some teams even start

3 years ago

Congrats to Garrett, Coach Jeremy, and everyone at ATOM! What a week for the Wolfpack.

If you get a second, go check out Sam Hoover’s (SwimSwam’s #12 in the class of 2021) Instagram page, specifically his Instagram live story. He is @thebigcheese456

(for those of you less tech-savvy, he committed to NC State as well this evening)

Reply to  NCSwimFan
3 years ago

Wow – impressive haul for NCST. I’m guessing that by getting all this in-state talent, they’re able to stretch their 9.9 scholarships a lot more. NCST is about $24K total for in-state students. So give some 50% scholarships, and you can get an in-state kid willing to pay $12K and come swim for home state powerhouse.

So confused
Reply to  swimgeek
3 years ago

It is a bit sad when you put it that way. These kids who dedicate COUNTLESS hours to a grueling (yet awesome) sport and they are paying 12k a year for the 3rd best achedemic school in the region…I hope they love it. They worked so hard to get there.

Reply to  So confused
3 years ago

Not every kid wants to major in liberal arts. Lots of them want to study hard science and NC State Engineering (sans biomedical) happens to have the best programs in NC.

So confused
3 years ago

Hope they can get Accepted into the engineering program. They won’t know for over a year. All I’m saying is these kids work hard and I wish they could get more $$ for their effort.

3 years ago

Congrats. Keep that talent in state and you might just have a national championship.

3 years ago

We aren’t done yet ♦️🐺

About Karl Ortegon

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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