Jr National Teamer Tate Jackson De-Commits From Notre Dame, Signs With Texas Longhorns

SwimSwam’s 20th ranked recruit from the class of 2015, and a one of the top sprint recruits in the country, Tate Jackson, has officially de-committed from Notre Dame and signed with the University of Texas. He was tabbed as the 20th best recruit in the country with his times from his junior year, but now he is arguably one of the top five recruits in the country.

In yards, Jackson has bests of 19.91 and 43.62 in the 50 and 100 free, plus a 48.59 in the 100 fly. He is one of the fews sub-20 second sprinters out of high school, which so far is much rarer in the class of 2015 than it was in the class of 2014.

Jackson swims for Nitro Swimming and currently lives in Austin, Texas. Notre Dame confirmed in a press release earlier this year that Tate Jackson did sign his national letter of intent with Notre Dame during the early signing period. His older brother, Trent, currently swims for the Irish.

This is a big loss for the University of Notre Dame. Head Coach Matt Tallman is bringing in one of the most talented freshman classes in program history, and it still will be even without Jackson, but he is still a big loss for their program. It is rare for swimmers to de-commit and sign somewhere else, but it does happen. Hanna House is a name that comes to mind; she de-committed from Notre Dame and signed with Duke almost a year ago. 

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ACCFAN

HUGE loss for Notre Dame. wow..

lane 0

the horns now probably have undoubtedly the best recruiting class. they already have 3 recruits in NCAA scoring range and at least 3 more that could get there.

Uberfan

He’s good but not in scoring range

lane 0

I was talking about Haas, Shebat, and Harty. But Jackson, Tenney, and Newkirk could get into that range as freshmen.?

Uberfan

Not sure about Jackson he’d have to drop major time to be in range for all his events and I doubt he can get down far enough in butterfly he’d have to go down to 45 to be even close to scoring

Jswim

You’re right – these guys are already 17-19 years old so they’re definitely done improving in the sport, no more gains to be had. I doubt Eddie Reese can help them get much faster either. (sarcasm)

Uberfan

He’d have to shave nearly a second for his 50 and over one second for his 100 not saying he can’t do it but I doubt he will as a freshmen

Favor

Lol why are you salty when it comes to any post having to do with the Longhorns? Man up.

Tate

Well, checking back in… Tate Jackson – 19.25, currently ranked 9th in the country.

Pvk

ND still has a 54 second breaststroker in Ben Gorski. Potential there as he went from 56.17 to 54.49 in a year

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The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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