After a tip from one of our readers, we have been able to confirm that former Auburn All-American Tony Cox will be transferring to Cal, not USC, next year.
The move is not a huge surprise, as when we originally talked to Tony about his transfer he mentioned that he was very tempted by going to Cal to swim on a medley with their superstar Tom Shields.
Last year, at NCAA’s, Cox finished 7th in the country in the 100 back, with a best time of 46.11, and is also a very good 100 butterflier (though he scratched the race at NCAA’s). He and Shields will suddenly become a dangerous half of a spectacular medley relay – one that Cal will badly need after Mathias Gydesen graduates.
This move helps solidify Cal’s ranking as the #2 incoming class in the country, and will greatly accelerate their rebuilding process.