Over 500 Verbal Commitments Already from the High School Class of 2020

The high school class of 2020, only a month or so into their senior year, got an early start to recruiting this year. Thanks to NCAA rules changes, legislated in April 2018, that allowed prospective student-athletes to begin taking official visits in their junior year of high school, many swimmers and divers in the class of 2020 made their college decisions much earlier than their counterparts from the class of 2019. With another three-and-a-half weeks until Signing Day 2019, we have written about 507 verbal commitments to NCAA Division I, II, and III, NAIA, and CIS programs.

Among the 507 verbal commitments about which we have already reported are 18 of the top-20 boys and all 20 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 Stanford
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 Stanford
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 Stanford 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 Stanford Gabi Albiero Louisville
17 Matt King Alabama Paige Hetrick Louisville
18 Luke Miller NC State Tristen Ulett Louisville
19 Luke Maurer Stanford Janelle Rudolph Stanford
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. (We’re adding articles every day, so keep refreshing this page to get the latest articles!)

(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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Swim Parent
3 years ago

I believe you reported that Matt King was sticking with Coley and following his coach from IU to Bama. Is that still the case?

Swim Parent
Reply to  Swim Parent
3 years ago

Actually, I see it says Bama in the spreadsheet, but it still says IU in the body of the article.

The Underminer
Reply to  Swim Parent
3 years ago

I swim with him. Yes, he re-committed to Bama.

Reply to  Swim Parent
3 years ago

King is going to Bama

3 years ago

Has Ethan Dang committed ? Amazing talent. All amazing!!

Reply to  Swammer
3 years ago

Can’t say for sure if he’s committed or not, but he has not yet announced his commitment.

The Man Himself
Reply to  Swammer
3 years ago

From what I’ve heard, he’s down to about 3 schools, but hasn’t decided yet. This info is about 2 months old though, so it definitely could have changed. On the other hand, I’ve heard Chaney has decided, just hasn’t announced.

3 years ago

The actual number of verbal commits is so much higher if you compare it to College Swimming, and even that isn’t complete.

Reply to  swimmass
3 years ago

Yes, maybe including the number of commitments SwimSwam has on their list to announce would be more accurate. Lots of work to build all of the articles- obviously it takes time. Class of 2021 stealing a lot of thunder from class of 2020….

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