The Other Shoe Drops: Isaac Davis Verbally Commits to Florida for 2018

The Gators got a twofer when in-state brothers Isaac Davis and Will Davis verbally committed to the University of Florida class of 2022 on Friday. Like his twin brother, Isaac Davis is a sprinter who trains with the Bolles School Sharks in Jacksonville, Florida. Another set of twins, Clark and Ethan Beach, both committed to the Gators’ class of 2021.

Davis had an impressive meet last December at Winter Juniors East. He dropped more than 1 second off his PB in the 50 free, for starters. Davis came in with a seed time of 20.95, which he’d swum at Winter Juniors in 2015. In prelims he tied for 8th with 20.62, then won the swimoff with 20.32 to earn his spot in the A final. That night he placed fourth overall, just 1/100 behind his brother, with 19.93.

Davis also competed in the 100 free, 100 back, and 100 fly (he finished 22nd) individual events at Winter Juniors East. Moreover, he anchored Bolles’ winning 4×50 free, 4×100 free, and 4×200 free relays, and led off the winning 4×50 medley and 4×100 medley relays. He left the meet with new times in the 50 free, 50/100 back, and 100 fly.

His top SCY times include:

  • 50 free – 19.93
  • 100 free – 45.72
  • 100 fly – 49.30
  • 50 back – 24.14
  • 100 back – 51.01

The Gators have jumped out to a solid start with their recruiting efforts for the high school class of 2018. Joining the Davis brothers in Florida class of 2022 is another early commit, Trey Freeman.

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Remember when Florida was having sprint problems? You won’t remember soon

Wolfpack on dat hunt boi


bobo gigi

That invasion of Wolfpack trolls everywhere is starting to irritate me a little bit.

Sir Swimsalot

Yeah, maybe just a little. All bark and no bite.


I think a lot of people were amazed with the sprint results Troy produced with Dressel, but take a look back when the Fasier (sp?) brothers were there. He was getting results for a while. Clearly knows what he’s doing and has probably adapted that part of the program – not just outliers.

I’m also a fan of what’s been going on at NC State and Alabama. It’s great for our sport to have more top tier programs. I’m curious to see what happens next at Indiana with Coley coming aboard and ASU.


Fraser brothers weren’t “sprinters” they were 200 swimmers that could come down for the 50 and 100. Dressel is an athletic freak with even his coach commenting on that in interviews. Dressel’s results were going to happen regardless of who was coaching him. Not trying to be a Debbie downer, I think the Davis’s made a great financial choice and wish them the best but let’s not say Florida is a top 3 sprint haven because of Caleb Dressel.

Joel Lin

no kidding!

Happy Camper

With Miguel Cancel, Willie Davis, Issac Davis and Freeman the Gators are off to a fast start.


Carlene Dressel’s amazing achievements at UF are the best possible advertisements for their sprint program!

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