Early Signing Day: 450 Verbal Commitments from the Class of 2023

Wednesday, November 9 marks the 2022-23 Initial Signing Date for prospective student-athletes -in sports other than football and basketball- enrolling in the fall of 2023.

We have written over 450 articles about swimmers and divers from the class of 2023 who have made verbal commitments to college programs for next fall. (Note: We have another 100 or so on our waiting list, and we’re getting to them as fast as we can.) Many of those verbal commitments become contractual agreements today, as the second Wednesday in November traditionally marks the official opening of signing season for high school seniors.

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 Division I or Division II. 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. In 2018, the NCAA instituted changes to the recruiting timetable and the two signing periods have now been joined, in all sports except football and basketball. You can see all the signing periods for the student athletes enrolling in the 2023-24 school year on the NLI website here.

While we are still adding scores of names to this database, here are the Class of 2023 swimming and diving commitments we have noted thus far:

Rank Top 20 Boys from 2023 Verbal Commitment Top 20 Girls from 2023 Verbal Commitment
1 Scotty Buff Florida Bella Sims Florida
2 Rex Maurer Stanford Kiley Wilhelm Harvard
3 Ilya Kharun Arizona State Cavan Gormsen Virginia
4 Will Modglin Texas Camille Spink Tennessee
5 Nate Germonprez Texas Erin Gemmell Texas
6 Keaton Jones Cal Tess Howley Virginia
7 Gibson Holmes Stanford Berit Berglund Texas
8 Roman Jones Cal Lucy Thomas Stanford
9 Hudson Williams NC State Campbell Stoll Texas
10 Jonny Marshall Florida Julia Podkoscielny Florida
11 Logan Brown Texas A&M Miriam Sheehan NC State
12 Brendan Whitfield Virginia Tech Michaela Mattes Florida
13 Chase Mueller NC State Hannah Bellard Michigan
14 Ben Scholl Texas A&M Jillian Cox Texas
15 Sonny Wang Harvard JoJo Ramey Florida
16 Caleb Maldari Florida Caroline Bricker Stanford
17 Ben Irwin Georgia Tech Eleanor Sun Princeton
18 David Schmitt Harvard Sophie Brison Tennessee
19 Tristan DenBrok Georgia Maddie Waggoner Wisconsin
20 Andrew Taylor Florida Madison Smith Michigan

Below you will find all the articles we have published to date about verbal commitments from the high school class of 2023. 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 2023 Verbal Commitment Database


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Pieter Coetze
2 months ago

Pieter Coetze – Cal

Reply to  Pieter Coetze
2 months ago

Hi Pieter, did you change your timeline? You originally said you were coming in the fall of 2024.

2 months ago

Florida just got a verbal from Canada’s best junior female sprinter Lilly Daley. 25.9/55.3/2:00.5 long course.

They also signed Sean Sullivan from Carmel who was a verbal to IU.

2 months ago

Ouf Georgia

2 months ago

No commits for Virginia in the top 20 for men??

Reply to  SwimFan
2 months ago

Nope. They’ve got a bunch of BOTR but no top 20s.

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