It’s 2021 Day! Here’s a Look at the 2020 Verbals We’ve Already Written About

June 15, 2019. According to the new NCAA rules, today is the day that high school sophomores, most of whom have finished the school year and are considered rising juniors, can begin talking to college coaches. (Click here for more information about class of 2021 recruiting.) That is a year and two weeks earlier than what was allowed for the high school class of 2019, now graduating and preparing to head off to their first year of collegiate swimming and diving.

Under the old rules, coaches and athletes couldn’t have conversations until July 1st. But now, two weeks short of that date, we’ve already written 265 articles about rising seniors who have verbally committed to swim/dive in college. (We’re adding articles every day, so keep refreshing this page to get the latest articles!)

Among the 265 verbal commitments about which we have already reported are 15 of the top-20 boys and 17 of the top-20 girls:

Rank Top 20 Boys from 2020 Verbal Commitment Top 20 Girls from 2020 Verbal Commitment
1 Carson Foster Texas Regan Smith
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
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 Emma Wyant Virginia
12 Wyatt Davis Michigan Abby Harter Virginia
13 Ethan Dang Kathryn Ackerman Michigan
14 Rick Mihm Stanford Chase Travis Virginia Tech
15 Bence Szabados Michigan Maxine Parker Georgia
16 Preston Forst Gabi Albiero Louisville
17 Matt King Indiana Paige Hetrick Louisville
18 Luke Miller NC State Tristen Ulett Louisville
19 Luke Maurer Janelle Rudolph
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. (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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CT Swim Fan

Being from CT, I can tell you that James Plage, an NC State recruit, is from Glastonbury, CT.

Anna Grevers

Timestamp says he committed in late April: https://www.collegeswimming.com/swimmer/507471/

Swammer

Who do y’all think are Stanford holdouts? My guess is both Ethans on men’s side; Regan, Lillie on women’s side.

Swimmomtoo

I won’t be surprised if both Ethans go to IVYs.

Mellon

Any idea on Andrei Minakov?

So confused

How many does Stanford usually take per year?

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