Arizona State Earns Verbal Commitment from AIA State Champion Evan Nail

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Evan Nail from Chandler, Arizona has announced his verbal commitment to Arizona State University’s class of 2026.

“I am proud to announce my verbal commitment to swim at Arizona State University!  I am especially thankful for my family, coaches, friends, and teammates who have always believed and supported me.  A huge thank you to Coach Bowman and Coach Behm for this amazing opportunity! Forks Up!”

Nail swims for Perry High School, where he is a junior, and Rio Salado Swim Club. He won the 200 free (1:41.77) and came in 3rd in the 500 free (4:38.95) at the Arizona AIA Division 1 Championships last November. (Both were PBs at the time but he dropped more than 6 seconds in the 500 free since then.) As a sophomore, he came in 6th in the 200 IM (1:56.84) and 11th in the 500 free (4:47.32) at the 2019 AIA Division 1 State Meet.

Nail has been improving in leaps and bounds over the last two years. He kicked off 2020 with a PB in the 1000 free. In November and December, he lowered his times in the 100/200 free, 100 breast, and 200 fly. Since the start of 2021, he has rewritten his personal record books in the SCY 500/1650 free, 50/100/200 back, 200 breast, 100 fly, and 200/400 IM as well as the LCM 200 IM.

At his most recent meet, the Four Corners Sectionals hosted by Phoenix Swim Club, Nail placed 10th in the 200 IM and 400 IM and 17th in the 500 free and notched PBs in the 50 back (23.15), 200 breast (2:04.30), and 400 IM (3:56.88). He also did a time trial in the LCM 200 IM and improved his lifetime best to 2:10.02.

Nail’s high school trajectory:

9th grade 10th grade 11th grade
200 IM 2:02.00 1:56.45 1:49.74
400 IM 4:17.20 4:07.06 3:56.88
100 breast 1:07.14 1:01.13 59.29
200 breast 2:17.53 2:10.38 2:04.30
100 back 56.96 53.48 50.44
200 back 2:00.38 1:57.84 1:50.33
200 free 1:51.15 1:47.44 1:41.77
500 free 4:51.52 4:40.91 4:32.69
1650 free 17:04.69 17:06.89 16:13.52

The Sun Devils have also picked up verbal commitments from Andrew Dobrzanski, Jake Mason, Jonny Kulow, Owen McDonald, and Parker Reynolds for fall 2022.

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2 years ago

have they redshirted him yet?

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