Eric Delmonte, one of two Division-I caliber men’s recruits out of the state of Maine in the class of 2014, has verbally committed to Virginia Tech.
Delmonte is a breaststroker, with best times of 58.62 and 2:03.85, respectively.
Everybody in the ACC is fighting for whatever breaststroke talent they can find, as the conference is relatively weak there and there can be fairly easy conference-level points picked up. The Hokies last year had the most success with their 200 breaststrokers as compared to the sprinters, which makes a good fit for Delmonte.
Delmonte swims for the Portland Porpoise Swim Club, the same club that produced Olympian and World Record holder Ian Crocker.