USC Trojans continue to roll, getting verbal from Cincinnati Marlin Allie Wooden

It’s been a huge week for USC in recruiting, and the haul continues with Cincinnati Marlins freestyler Allie Wooden.

Wooden is unique in her ranginess – she’s got excellent freestyling ability at basically any distance. She’s 23.08 in the 50 but also 16:46.83 in the 1650, making her a very intriguing prospect for USC coach Dave Salo, who’s helped men’s senior Cristian Quintero develop his nationally-renowned freestyling range.

“I picked USC because of the stellar academic opportunities and the world class swim coaches on the USC staff,” Wooden said. “I can’t wait to be a Trojan next year!”

Wooden’s Top Times

  • 50 free: 23.08
  • 100 free: 50.52
  • 200 free: 1:48.75
  • 500 free: 4:53.63
  • 1650 free: 16:46.83

Wooden swims for the Cincinnati Marlins as well as the Cincinnati Country Day School.

She joins Elizabeth Stinson and Kirsten Vose, who also committed to USC this week. It’s a trend we’ve seen quite a bit this fall where schools get swimmers in bunches as they start to fill various needs on their rosters.

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8 years ago

Congrats to Allie and welcome to the Trojan Family! The state of California has great universities – both private and public – and USC is a great choice. USC is the perfect combo of athletics, academics, lifestyle, weather, and fun! Glad to have a great Mid West gal who wants to experience all that SoCal has to offer join us! Geez, nothing but positive energy here! You have great teammates that will be joining you! Fight On!

8 years ago

Better yet they avoid USC for reasons that the out of state swimmers haven’t figured out yet!!!! I’ve heard many horrible recruiting experiences at USC.

Reply to  Sarcastic
8 years ago

Like what? I’ve only heard good things about SC and I live in Southern California.

8 years ago

Nice to see Salo doing active out-of-California recruiting. Of the 7 female swimmers committed so far, only 2 are from California. And 3 of those 7 are from the Midwest – Lofquist and Wooden from Ohio and Wright from Michigan. Maybe that 90 degree weather in Los Angeles has been a big draw! Hope so for the other top 20 Indiana superstars – Amy Bilquist and Aly Tetzloff – still on the board.

SoCal Guy
Reply to  SwimPhan
8 years ago

To be honest, thats because all the best California recruits go to Stanford or Cal.

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