Illinois State Champ Charlie Scheinfeld Verbally Commits to Texas for 2018-19

Winnetka, Illinois’ Charlie Scheinfeld has verbally committed to swim for the University of Texas, beginning with the 2018-19 season. Scheinfeld is currently a junior at New Trier High School, where he is the double defending Illinois state champion in the 100 breast.

At the 2017 IHSA Boys State Championship in February, Scheinfeld made it back-to-back state titles in the 100 breast by winning with a personal-best 54.63, half a body length ahead of the field. He also contributed an eighth place in the 100 free, a 24.58 breast split on New Trier’s winning 200 medley relay, and a 44.75 anchor on their state-champion 400 free relay.

Scheinfeld also swims for New Trier Swim Club. He competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 breast, and was seventh in the 100 breast and 12th in the 200 breast at Summer Junior Nationals in August. Scheinfeld notched a slew of PBs in March at the NCSA Spring Championships. He was an A finalist in the 50/100/200 breaststrokes and helped the NTSC boys to a 14th-place team finish.

Scheinfeld’s top times include:

50 breast 25.14 29.64
100 breast 54.63 1:03.52
200 breast 1:59.01 2:20.71
200 IM 1:50.84 2:19.98
100 free 46.04 53.14
200 free 1:40.03 1:55.68

Scheinfeld will join Drew Kibler, who also verbally committed to the Longhorns’ class of 2022.

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3 years ago

Oh man… the Hook Em’ Legacy looks bright for the next few years!!!!

3 years ago

Good news! With Licon graduating, and this talented young man not getting here until fall 2018, Texas needs a breast stroker for 2017-18 to step up or in. Eddie is really good at developing talent. Wonder who will be the John Murray for next year? Temple, Melzer, Butler, Lanphear? Does Ganiel have another year of eligibility left? Think he red shirted twice?

Reply to  Austinpoolboy
3 years ago

Eddie refines and polishes talent. Texas always gets top notch recruits. Eddie might even be gone by the time he arrives on campus.

Reply to  Swimmer
3 years ago

Eddie’s great at finding hidden talent. Conger was a backstroker and distance freestyler and has now become one of the best butterflyers in the world. Clark Smith was a 200 butterflyer that Eddie turned into the best 500/1000/1650 swimmer of all time. This kid is good all around, which makes him perfect for Eddie.
Eddie, like all great coaches, brings out the best of people, whether they go in as a top recruit or not.

Reply to  Person
3 years ago

You are kidding, right? Conger was a high school national record holder and named national high school swimmer of the year. I would not call that “hidden” talent. His high school resume is a mile long. Smith was a national junior champion. Hidden talent, not hardly. Let’s get real.

3 years ago

Does anyone close to the team have thoughts as to Texas’ most likely breaststroke leg in the 200 Medley and 400 Medley?

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