ASU Secures Verbal Commitment from #3 in Class of 2019, Jack Dolan

Wildwood, Missouri sprinter Jack Dolan, #3 on our list of the top boys in the high school class of 2019, has announced his verbal commitment to swim for Arizona State University in the fall of 2019.

“I chose ASU because I loved everything about the school. The coaching staff, facilities, the team, and the school itself are all first class. I couldn’t be more excited to be a Sun Devil!”

With a time of 19.62, 16-year-old Dolan is the top 50-freestyler in his class. He ranks 3rd all-time for 15-16 boys behind Michael Andrew (19.24) and Ryan Hoffer (19.38) and ahead of Drew Kibler (19.66), David Curtiss (19.75), and, yes, Caeleb Dressel (19.82). Dolan ranks 5th all-time in the 100 free (43.61) and 5th in the 200 free (1:34.78). Times like those are a nice shot in the arm for ASU’s sprint program. At NCAAs this year, Dolan would have been the Sun Devils’ second 50 freestyler at 38th place behind outgoing senior Andrew Porter (34th with 19.34). He would have been 38th in the 100, as well, and 29th in the 200, where two ASU swimmers made the B-final (sophomore Cameron Craig and freshman Grant House).

Dolan is the top-ranked recruit making a verbal to the Sun Devils. Arizona State got an early jump on the 2019-20 recruiting cycle with class of 2023 verbal commitments from Jace Brown, Jarod Arroyo, Julian Hill, and Scott Lyons. As a reminder, the wave of newcomers expected in Tempe next fall is expected to consist of Carter Swift, Cody Bybee, Cole Kilburn, Eddie Michael, Elijah Warren, Ethan Luc, Gage Kohner, Jack Edgemond, Jack Kucharczyk, Jack Little, Jackson Etter, Jakob Icimsoy, Khalil Fonder, Liam Bresette, Noah Desman, and Noah Henry.

A junior at Eureka High School, Dolan swims for Rockwood Swim Club. Since Winter Juniors West, where he won the 100 free and 200 free and scored new PBs in the 50/200 free and 100 back, he has competed at Columbia Sectionals and NSCA Spring Championship and lowered his best times in the 50/100 fly and 200 back.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 free – 19.62
  • 100 free – 43.61
  • 200 free – 1:34.78
  • 100 fly – 46.81
  • 100 back – 47.10
  • 200 back – 1:43.42

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Becky D
2 years ago

Yes! Another Jack!

Reply to  Becky D
2 years ago

Exactly what I was thinking haha

Reply to  Becky D
2 years ago

Bowman is just going to call every kid “Jack” and he’ll probably be close enough!

2 years ago

Huge get for ASU – congrats to all!

Coach K
2 years ago

Dolan is going to do great things under Bowman, too bad Mizzou couldn’t keep him in-state

Reply to  Coach K
2 years ago

He actually just moved to Mizzou from Georgia a while back. So not suprised he was that close with the college there.

Reply to  Coach K
2 years ago

He most like will only swim fast at dual meets and Pac 12s – definitely not at NCAAs

Reply to  Coach K
2 years ago

Mizzou has been know to screw over Missouri-resident swimmers. They’ve offered scholarships and when the athlete committed said they had given away the money and cut many others from the roster on the coach’s whim. I’m betting his club coach told him to not even look at Mizzou!

Reply to  swimmom
2 years ago

Which Mizzou swimmers have been cut? Swim Swam just did an analysis that showed Mizzou’s athlete retention is pretty good, so not sure where your data comes from.

Go Tigers
Reply to  swimmom
2 years ago

I know of one person that was cut from the team in the past few years, with a handful of others leaving before their 4 years were up. “Many others” is definitely a bit of stretch no matter how you’re looking at it though…as great as it would have been to have Jack at Mizzou I feel like ASU is a better fit if his ultimate goal right now is a 2020 relay spot. Plus if they’re both free, might as well go to the one in a cooler place

Reply to  swimmom
2 years ago

lol there’s only been one in-state swimmer who has been cut, and that’s because their times couldn’t keep up with the program’s progress. here are a list of in-state’s that haven’t been “screwed over”:

-Eagan Groome (School Record Holder)
-Amanda Masters (School Record Holder/NCAA)
-Matthew Margritier (NCAA qualifier)
-Andrew Sansoucie (SRH/NCAA qualifier)
-Nick Davis (SRH/ NCAA qualifier)
-Haley Hynes (SRH/ NCAA qualifier)
-Nick Alexander (NCAA qualifier)
-Dane Florea (incoming freshman)

and probably many many more… maybe fact check before commenting?

Reply to  swimmom
2 years ago

Comparing ASU’s roster changes to Mizzou’s, I’d go the Mizzou route in a heartbeat.

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