The Other Shoe Drops: Carson Foster Makes Verbal Commitment to Texas

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.

Event Best SCY times Best LCM times
400 IM 3:44.16 4:21.10
200 IM 1:43.79 2:01.46
200 back 1:41.66 1:57.87
100 back 47.15 55.61
50 back 21.80 26.48
200 fly 1:46.87 1:58.47
500 free 4:20.21 3:58.14
200 free 1:33.76 1:50.44
100 free 44.98 50.76
50 free 20.28 23.68

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56 Comments on "The Other Shoe Drops: Carson Foster Makes Verbal Commitment to Texas"

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How is this allowed? Isn’t he only a sophomore?

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A verbal commitment is just that…verbal. I don’t like the trend of people committing earlier and earlier Bc a lot can change between spring of sophomore year and when he actually arrives on campus. He may also miss out on his 5 recruiting trips although I suspect coaches may still try to get him on campus —commitments do change. But he is a Blue chip recruit and if he can get accepted AND scholarship money when the time frame allows, more power to him.

To follow up on FE… he’s just saying he wants to go there, really. Texas can’t make him a formal offer yet. Lots of time for him to change his mind, should he wish, and equally Texas could decide not to offer him a scholarship (although at this point that sounds unlikely).

(G)olden Bear

Hook ’em!

this is so astonishingly early…but congrats!

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