Justin Wright, one of the few remaining elite recruits from the class of 2014, has verbally committed to swim for the University of Arizona.
Wright swims for Clovis West High School and the Fresno Dolphin Swim Team under coach Rick Klatt in Fresno, California. He has built up a very impressive resume over the last few years, including being a three-time USA Swimming National Junior Team member, a 2012 Junior Pan Pacs participant, and a member of the 2013 USA Swimming 18&U World Cup Team. In the high school realm, he is a 4 time High School All-American, and was the 2013 Central California CIF Champion in the 200 free and 100 butterfly.
Overall, his 200m butterfly time (1:57.90) is currently the fourth fastest time ever swum by a 15-16 year old in the United States. His best yards times don’t quite match his long course ability, but his 48.83 and 1:46.31 in the butterfly races are still respectable coming out of his junior year of high school. While he is best known for his talent as a butterflier, he does have several other races in his pocket. In the freestyle events, he has been 21.68 / 46.48 / 1:38.95 / 4:33.76 in the 50 through 500 distances. Although the times are unofficial, he has also been 45.3 and 20.8 from relay take-offs.
Arizona should be very excited to gain Justin’s verbal commitment. This year the Wildcats are graduating 11 seniors, including several butterfliers. His international experience and speed will be very valuable for the team.