Nitro’s Versatile Logan Walker Verbals to Texas Longhorns for 2023-24

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Logan Walker from Austin, Texas, has announced his verbal commitment to the University of Texas for the 2023-24 school year and beyond.

“I am excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academic career at The University of Texas at Austin. I want to thank my family, my Nitro coaches, and my teammates for helping me achieve one of my life dreams. I also would like to thank Eddie Reese and Wyatt Collins for the opportunity to swim at Texas and for welcoming me into the Longhorn family. I am thrilled to be joining them. Hook’em! 🤘🏻”

Walker made the “Best of the Rest” section of our Way Too Early list of top recruits from the high school class of 2023 for his performances in the 100/200 back, 100 fly, and 200/500 free. A junior at St. Stephen’s Episcopal School, he swims year-round with Nitro Swimming and is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

Beginning with Winter Championships last December, where he was runner-up in the 100 back (49.07) and placed fifth in the 200 back (1:49.44), Walker has been on a tear for the last year, updating his best times across the board, in both short course yards and long course meters. At the Lone Star Invitational, he finaled in the 100/200 free, 100/200 back, and 100 fly and clocked PBs in the 100 free and 50/200 back.

In long course meters, he had a couple of strong meets at Austin Sectionals and Speedo Summer Championships-West, picking up best times in the 200 free (1:53.68), 100 back (57.04), 100 fly (55.37), 200 fly (2:04.80), and 200 IM (2:11.47).

Walker will join the Texas class of 2027 with Will Modglin (#1), Nate Germonprez (#3), and Will Scholtz (#20).

Best SCY times:

  • 200 back – 1:48.55
  • 100 back – 49.07
  • 50 back – 23.18
  • 100 fly – 48.58
  • 200 fly – 1:48.39
  • 100 free – 46.12
  • 200 free – 1:39.05
  • 500 free – 4:29.02

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1 year ago

Jack Conger is that you?

1 year ago

Eddie forever it seems

Reply to  Ragnar
1 year ago

It’s not just about Eddie. It’s the tremendous culture that is now bigger than him (hard to believe, but true) that the coaching staff, former swimmers, and divers have created. Swimmers are not batting an eye about his potential retirement because of the quality program that it is. It’s not just about the coaches. It’s the entire package of an excellent school and the highest quality swim program.

Reply to  Bevo
1 year ago

So true, Studying at UT, living in Austin, and swimming for a legendary program – that is a trifecta few colleges can offer. That is the Texas “secret.” Logan will be taken care of and have the best time of his life. Amazing to witness swimmers that you watched since they were 7 year old comitting now to Texas. Logan is a tough swimmer who will be successful at Texas.

Reply to  Ragnar
1 year ago

Eddie’s culture will stick around for 5-10 years after he leaves the deck. From that point on, I imagine Texas will be very good, but I doubt they stay as dominant as they’ve been.

Reply to  Swimm
1 year ago

OK doom & gloom. Must be an Aggie.

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