Early Signing Day 2019: Nearly 600 Verbal Commitments from the Class of 2020

It is Early Signing Day for the high school class of 2020. For the last year we have written nearly 600 articles -which is about 100 more than at this time last year- about prospective student-athletes who have made verbal commitments to swim or to dive for a college program. (We have another 150 or so to write, and we’re getting to them as fast as we can.) Many of those verbal commitments became contractual agreements today, as Wednesday, November 13, 2019 marked the official opening of signing season for the high school class of 2020.

The NCAA regulates when prospective student-athletes can sign a National Letter of Intent (NLI), which is the binding agreement between an athlete and an NLI member institution. In past years, there was a week-long “Early” Signing Period that began the second Wednesday in November, followed by a “Regular” Signing Period which stretched, for most sports, from February to August. Last year, the NCAA instituted changes to the recruiting timetable and the two signing periods have now been joined. You can see all the signing periods for the 2020-21 school year on the NLI website here.

While we are still adding scores of names to this database, here are the Class of 2020 swimming and diving commitments we have noted thus far:

Rank Top 20 Boys from 2020 Verbal Commitment Top 20 Girls from 2020 Verbal Commitment
1 Carson Foster Texas Regan Smith Stanford
2 Gianluca Urlando Georgia Alex Walsh Virginia
3 Destin Lasco Cal Olivia Bray Texas
4 Adam Chaney Isabelle Stadden Cal
5 Jake Magahey Georgia Phoebe Bacon Wisconsin
6 Matt Brownstead Virginia Lillie Nordmann Stanford
7 Forrest Frazier Cal Emma Sticklen Texas
8 Jake Mitchell Michigan Abby Arens NC State
9 Coby Carrozza Texas Anna Keating Virginia
10 Ethan Heasley Texas Kaitlyn Dobler USC
11 Ethan Hu Stanford Emma Wyant Virginia
12 Wyatt Davis Michigan Abby Harter Virginia
13 Ethan Dang Stanford Kathryn Ackerman Michigan
14 Rick Mihm Stanford Chase Travis Virginia Tech
15 Bence Szabados Michigan Maxine Parker Georgia
16 Preston Forst Stanford Gabi Albiero Louisville
17 Matt King Alabama Paige Hetrick Louisville
18 Luke Miller NC State Tristen Ulett Louisville
19 Luke Maurer Stanford Janelle Rudolph Stanford
20 Dare Rose Cal Emma Atkinson Virginia Tech

Below you will find all the articles we have published to date about verbal commitments from the high school class of 2020. As always, you can sort by club team, college, conference, home state, school, LSC, etc. (We’re adding articles every day, so keep refreshing this page to get the latest articles!)

(NOTE: If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected]. Do not leave it in the comments below.)

You can read all the articles here:

High School Class of 2020 Verbal Commitments

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10 months ago

Didn’t know D3 schools also do NLI signing. Interesting

On Fleek
10 months ago

fyi Cal Women announced earlier today the signing of Dane sprinter Emily Gantriis & a couple of divers

10 months ago

why isnt adam chaney committed

Reply to  hmmm
10 months ago

I heard that he’s committed, but isn’t announcing it. Granted I may be completely wrong but that’s what I read on another SwimSwam comment

Reply to  hmmm
10 months ago

Lots of swimmers don’t announce on SwimSwam

Hook 'em
10 months ago

It’s down to Utah and BYU

Reply to  Hook 'em
10 months ago

Where did you grab this information?

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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