Fort Collins High School senior Max Holter has given his verbal commitment to the University of Texas for the 2015-16 season.
Holter is the reigning Colorado state 5A champion in the 100 fly (48.69). He was also the third-place 100 backstroker (51.25) in 2014.
Swimming for Fort Collins Area Swim Team, Collins finished seventh in the 100m fly at Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine last summer. His top times are:
|100y fly: 48.69||100m fly: 53.98|
|200y fly: 1:50.72||200m fly: 2:02.42|
|100y back: 50.37||100m back: 59.10|
|200y back: 1:48.05||200m back: 2:07.42|
|400y IM: 4:00.66||500m IM: 4:40.94|
|200y IM: 1:53.59||200m IM: 2:14.67|
Holter should add big points to the Longhorns’ efforts at Big 12 Championships. His 48.69 100 fly is a couple seconds off the winning time posted by then-freshman Jack Conger last year, but it’s still easily within the A-final qualifiers. Texas was even stronger in the 200 fly, loading up the 2014 A-final, but Holter would have been there as well.
Holter fits nicely into the Texas lineup. He will be of immediate value to the Longhorns’ scoring efforts, and with the stellar fly/back/IM group already established in Austin, he should continue to develop into an NCAA scorer as well.
Texas men’s team is starting to catch up to the Longhorn women in the quality of their recruiting class: Holter adds his name to the list already occupied by commits Mason Tenney and Ryan Harty.