Last April, the NCAA Division I Council made changes to the rules that govern the recruiting of prospective student-athletes, effectively moving the calendar forward 11 months for the class of 2020. As athletes are now able to take official visits to campuses beginning in September of their junior year, we’ve seen more verbal commitments taking place earlier than in years past. When we published this early look at the 2019 database in late June 2018, we marveled that there were already 154 names on the list. A year earlier, there had been just 82 rising high school seniors who had made verbal pledges to collegiate programs. On July 1st, 2016, the total number of verbal commitments for the class of 2017 was 28.
This year, in April, we’ve got 170 names in the database. That includes 18 of the girls and 14 of the boys on our list of top-20 recruits from the class of 2020. (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.)
- Way Too Early List of Girls from the Class of 2020
- Way Too Early List of Boys from the Class of 2020
Here are the colleges that have received early pledges:
2020 Verbal Commitments (M&W combined)
|Alabama – 1||Indiana – 4||NC State – 10||Texas – 9|
|Arizona – 1||Iowa – 2||North Carolina – 2||Texas A&M – 5|
|Arizona State – 2||Kansas – 1||Northern Arizona – 1||USC – 9|
|Auburn – 16||Kentucky – 3||Northwestern – 2||Utah – 1|
|Boise State – 1||Louisville – 7||Notre Dame – 4||Vanderbilt – 1|
|Cal – 7||LSU – 3||Ohio State – 3||Virginia – 10|
|Duke – 1||Miami (FL) – 1||Penn State – 1||Virginia Tech – 2|
|Florida – 7||Miami (OH) – 1||Pitt – 1||West Virginia – 3|
|Florida State – 1||Michigan – 12||Purdue – 1||Wisconsin – 8|
|Georgia – 3||Minnesota – 4||South Carolina – 4|
|Georgia Tech – 3||Missouri – 1||Tennessee – 10|
Our SwimSwam Commitment Databases give a snapshot of where the collegiate swimmers are coming from and where they are going. As always, you can sort by club team, college, conference, home state, school, LSC, etc. We are updating the database constantly, so remember to refresh it regularly.
High School Class of 2020 Verbal Commitments
High School Class of 2019 Commitments
High School Class of 2018 Commitments
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].