Josh Cobia Changes Commitment to Auburn for 2022

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After originally committing to LSU, Josh Cobia decided to remain in-state and has switched to Auburn University’s class of 2026. Cobia graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, in the spring of 2021. He told Tuscaloosanews.com that he’d had some injuries to his hip flexors and wanted to take a gap year to heal his body and improve his swimming. He had just begun to get past his hip injuries when COVID struck and shut down the pools.

“The most challenging part was I was really getting back into the sport and really starting to dominate in February last year, then March hit,” said Cobia. “This was not the year to make a comeback. If I miss a week of practice, it sets me back a month. If I miss a day, it sets me back a week.

“I’m being recruited for the class of 2022. I’m not where I should be right now. I’m taking a gap year between to get back to where I should be (swimmingwise) when I enter college.”

Cobia swims year-round with Crimson Tide Aquatics. He specializes in freestyle and backstroke and is a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 100 back and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the 50/200 free. In the last year, since he first announced his verbal to LSU, he improved his 50/100 free and 50 back times in SCY. He also dropped time this summer in the 50 free (24.10), 100 free (52.43), 200 free (1:55.43), 50 back (27.32), and 100 back (58.24).

Best SCY times:

  • 50 free – 21.14
  • 100 free – 45.72
  • 200 free – 1:39.49
  • 500 free – 4:35.02
  • 50 back – 23.34
  • 100 back – 51.27

UPDATE: Cobia is joining the Tigers in the second semester of the 2021-22 season, not in the fall of 2022 as originally reported.

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Clown Show
1 month ago

🤡🤡🤡

Squirrely Dan
1 month ago

Old news…did this under previous HC. However I heard that Roman Valdez decommitted….allegedly

Guy
Reply to  Squirrely Dan
1 month ago

Something about those Carpet Capital kids… Henry Bethel switched his verbal from Indiana to Auburn, Payton Woodring switched from LSU to Cincinnati, and Valdez has also “allegedly” decommitted from LSU

Buzz
1 month ago

LSU is having a few issues…. Any idea what’s going there? Concerned Dad here with a girl possibly looking to go there.

Swimming101
Reply to  Buzz
1 month ago

Wouldn’t recommend send anyone I loved there

Swimmer Steve
Reply to  Buzz
1 month ago

Wouldn’t recommend listening to anyone on swimswam. Swimming101 could be a current swimmer, assistant etc. Or they could just be a rando retired college swimmer who doesn’t like LSU.

Swimmom
1 month ago

I think it’s more of an LSU problem…not on Carpet Capital

Rowdy Marsh
1 month ago

WOCHO Madness baby!

WEA
Reply to  Rowdy Marsh
1 month ago

WOCHO Madness is right!

Rowdy Marsh
Reply to  WEA
1 month ago

WOCHO FLACHO FLAME!!!

Qqq
1 month ago

From what I’ve heard, expectations for times coming in have gotten higher

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