The Auburn Tigers picked up two more commits yesterday: sprint freestyler Brody Heck of Boca Raton, Florida and breaststroker Bryar Long from Knoxville, Tennessee.
Heck’s strengths fit right in at Auburn; he’s a pure sprinter, with lifetime bests of 20.59 and 44.46 from his double-winning performance at last fall’s Florida High School State Championships. Overall, his bests are within four tenths of scoring at 2015 SEC’s, and were more than a half second and full second, respectively, faster than the previous season. Along with recent commit Colin Bone, the Tigers are looking to put together another excellent sprint recruiting class.
That 200 breaststroke time is just over a second away from the C final at SEC’s, and would make him the fourth-fastest Tiger as a junior in high school. He’s coming off a very strong long course campaign that included a 1.5 second drop in the 200 breast, to make the championship final at Juniors. In short course yards, Long has cut nearly six seconds over the past three years in the event, and with another season ahead, he will likely arrive at Auburn inside SEC scoring position.
The addition of Long and Heck double Auburn’s commit list to four, alongside Colin Bone, and butterflyer/backstroker David Crossland.
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