Junior National Team swimmer Quinn Carrozza has changed her verbal commitment from the Arizona Wildcats to the Texas Longhorns, she confirmed to SwimSwam on Monday morning, which results in a big shift in the recruiting landscape in the class of 2015.
Every season, we get a few distinct reminders that verbal commitments are non-binding until a National Letter of Intent is signed. The first opportunity to officially sign is in early November.
For Carol Capitani and the Longhorns, Carrozza is the immediate-impact individual scorer that they really needed to get in this class and shores up the program’s future along with fellow class of 2015 commits Remedy Rule and Brooke Hansen. Though her yards times don’t necessarily indicate it, she’s also a potential solution to the leadoff leg of their medley relays based on her long course backstroke times.
In yards, Carrozza’s best times are:
- 50 free – 23.36
- 100 free – 50.14
- 200 free – 1:44.94
- 500 free – 4:40.00
- 100 back – 55.55
- 200 back – 1:55.07
- 100 fly – 54.99
- 200 fly – 2:01.72
- 200 IM – 2:01.76
- 400 IM – 4:15.94
Those times are tempered a bit by the fact that Carrozza doesn’t race high school in Texas, so a lot of her racing focus is in long course. The reality is that she’s probably faster than most of the times above indicate.
In long course, for example, she’s been a 1:58.31 in the 200 free, a 1:02.3 in the 100 back, and a 2:11.9 in the 200 back.
Carrozza is an Austin native, having hopped between Longhorn Aquatics, based at the University of Texas Swim Center, and Nitro programs.