Less than a month after his older brother, Jake Foster, announced his intention to swim for the University of Texas in the class of 2023, and putting to rest all the will-he-or-won’t-he speculation, Carson Foster sent out his verbal commitment to the Longhorns via social media today.
“I’m so proud to announce my verbal commitment to swim for the University of Texas! So thankful for my family, coaches, and friends who have helped me get to where I am today! Can’t wait to be a part of such a great team, culture, and history! HOOK’EM?? #UT2024”
Foster, who swims for Mason Manta Rays and Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, has been on a tear over the last year. As a member of Team USA at the 2017 Junior World Championships in Indianapolis last summer, he won an individual silver medal in the 200m backstroke (1:57.87), as well as two relay medals: gold in the men’s 4×100 medley and silver in the men’s 4×200 free. Also last summer he won the 100 back, 200 back, 200 fly, and 200 IM at Summer Juniors; he placed third in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 fly.
The high school sophomore is a coming off a highly successful meet at 2018 Ohio State High School Division I Championships where he won the 200 free (1:34.19) and 500 free (4:20.21). He set the state record in the 200 and narrowly missed Grant House’s 2017 state mark of 4:19.15 in the 500. Foster led off Cincinnati Sycamore’s 3rd-place medley relay in 21.99 and anchored the 4th-place 400 free relay in 43.89.
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I’m so proud to announce my verbal commitment to swim for the University of Texas! So thankful for my family, coaches, and friends who have helped me get to where I am today! Can’t wait to be a part of such a great team, culture, and history! HOOK'EM?? #UT2024 pic.twitter.com/2KXGuF6mSA
— Carson Foster (@carson24foster) March 7, 2018
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