Stanford Gets Verbal from Michigan High School State Champ Jack Walsh

Ann Arbor’s Jack Walsh has made a verbal commitment to swim for Stanford beginning with the 2015-16 season.

“Stanford was the all-around perfect fit for me because it is one of the best universities in the world, as well as one of the premier swim programs in the country. It was always my dream to go there and when I got the opportunity I couldn’t turn it down. I am very excited to become part of the storied tradition on The Farm next year.”

A senior at Detroit Catholic Central, Walsh is the defending Michigan High School Division 1 state champion in the 100 back and runner-up in the 200 IM. He also swims for Plymouth-Canton Cruisers, where he finaled in every event he swam at 2014 NCSA Spring Championships: 50/100/200 back, 100/200 fly, and 200/400 IM. Walsh’s top times are:

100y back: 48.05 100m back: 58.36
200y back: 1:46.82 200m back: 2:07.04
200y IM: 1:48.54 200m IM: 2:09.10
400y IM: 3:52.10 400m IM: 4:38.42
100y fly: 49.58 100m fly: 55.78
200y fly: 1:48.14 200m fly: 2:09.08


The Cardinal men are beginning to catch up to the women in terms of the quality and quantity of its recruiting class. Walsh will join fellow commits Brad Zdroik, Matt Anderson, and Ryan Dudzinski in the class of 2019.


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8 years ago

Congratulations to Jack Walsh. Stanford is fortunate to have you as part of a great recruit class. The future seems bright for the student – athletes who have committed to the Cardinal. Wishing you continued success.

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