Texas UIL 6A A-Finalist Garret Green (2022) Sends Verbal to Tennessee

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High school junior Garret Green from Kingwood, Texas has announced via social media that he has verbally committed to the University of Tennessee for 2022-23.

“I’m extremely excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee. Id like to thank my family, teammates and coaches for getting me to where I am today. GO VOLS🍊”

The versatile Green, who is still 16, is a Summer Juniors qualifier in the 100y back and 100y fly and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the SCY 200 breast, 200 fly and 200 IM and the LCM 200 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM. He swims for his school and for Blue Tide Aquatics. As a sophomore at the 2020 Texas UIL 6A State Championships, he placed 5th in the 100 fly (48.68) and 11th in the 100 back (50.98). He also led off the runner-up 200 medley relay in 23.05 and split 20.88 on the 3rd-place 200 free relay.

Green swam at 2019 Winter Juniors West in the 100 back, 200 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM. He finaled in the 100 back and took home PBs in the 100 back, 200 breast, and 200 IM. In February, just after high school season – where he picked up new lifetime bests in the 50 back and 100 fly – Green notched PBs in the 200y back and 200y fly as well as the 100m free at College Station Sectionals. Last summer he had an outstanding showing at Southern Zone Senior Championships. His versatility was on display as he finished runner-up in the 200m breast and 200/400m IM, 5th in the 100m back and 100m fly, and 18th in the 50m free.

Top SCY times:

  • 50 back – 22.94
  • 100 back – 49.27
  • 200 back – 1:51.19
  • 100 fly – 48.68
  • 200 fly – 1:51.29
  • 200 breast – 2:04.22
  • 100 breast – 58.98
  • 200 IM – 1:49.89
  • 400 IM – 4:04.97

Green will join Nick Simons in the Vols’ class of 2026.

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Swim Baron
2 years ago

Another good one for Tennessee. The men had a different edge to them last year. Beat some big teams and are landing some big recruits. The men seem to be on the upswing and have a little swagger going.

Swim Nerd
2 years ago

Oh wow, great commit. I’ve seen this guy swim and he is going to be really good. Nice pick up for Tennessee.

Saw Guerrera
2 years ago

Dude hasn’t met the team or the coaches in person smh.

Reply to  Saw Guerrera
2 years ago

That’s happening in college sports across the country…

Reply to  VFL
2 years ago

i agree but there is something to be said about trying on clothes and feeling the material in person……..you can return clothes but can you return a college commitment…..?

Reply to  swimfast
2 years ago

Why yes, you can return a college commitment.

And if official visits open up again next year, these committed swimmers can still go visit the teams they’ve committed to. And if they don’t like them, they can make another choice.

Reply to  Braden Keith
2 years ago

Agree. Just like baseball & women’s volleyball. Early commitments give schools more power.

Reply to  Saw Guerrera
2 years ago

I bought a house in the spring sight unseen. Times have changed. Everyone is adapting but you.

Reply to  ArtVanDeLegh10
2 years ago

Agree – This is the 21 century! People buy houses, cars, dogs, meals and even mail order brides online!

Texas A&M Swim Fan
Reply to  SwimFan
2 years ago

Kinda wonderin how those mail order brides are workin out??😄😄. Wishin him luck over there in Knoxville!

Swim Mom
Reply to  Saw Guerrera
2 years ago

My daughter verbally committed without going there as well. Their program is so good about sending you everything and zoom meetings etc. We went this weekend on our own and it was EVERYTHING she wants so maybe YOU are being recruited by the wrong team. Congrats Garret, glad another Houston area swimmer will be a VOL!!

Saw Guerrera
Reply to  Swim Mom
2 years ago

Sending you everything??? Care to elaborate?

Reply to  Saw Guerrera
2 years ago

I think she’s referring to….information. Valuable information…

Reply to  Saw Guerrera
2 years ago

What like DeSorbo writing practices for high schoolers “everything”?

2 years ago

Girls have had some momentum. Glad to see it carrying over to the boys now!! Big class so far. Martin Espernberger as announced as well for ‘22 class. Go vols!

2 years ago

Like the versatility. My best is this dude gets bigger, stronger and much faster as the newest Tennessee Vol. Congratulations to Garret and his family. This is the original and real UT.

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