2020 Men's Swim Recruits

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Forrest: "I am so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at the University of California, Berkeley. I want to thank my coaches, my family, and teammates who have supported me so far. The Cal culture is like no other - I'm pumped and honored to join the Bear family!"

CAL ENTERS THE 2020 RECRUITING GAME WITH VERBAL FROM #18 FORREST FRAZIER

http://instagr.am/p/Bp2SdORhCJ0
SwimSwam #18 // CS ranking as of verbal: #44 Nat, #1 IA
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swan said:

UrsusArctosCalifornicus said:



Ursus,

As always, great work posting photos of potential Bears. I also heard that high end recruits Luke Maurer (a double Stanford swimming legacy), and Canadian stand-out Sabastian Somerset were also on recuiting visits. Michael Jensen's younger brother, Matthew was also spotted.



Looks like Matthew Jensen (#85 Nat, #5 PA) will be joining new commit Forrest Frazier as a member of the Class of 2024, per his Instagram bio.

In response to Frazier's commit post: Congrats! Let's continue to build our class of '24! I only beat you by a few hours. GO BEARS
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swimmer19 said:

Looks like Matthew Jensen (#85 Nat, #5 PA) will be joining new commit Forrest Frazier as a member of the Class of 2024, per his Instagram bio.

In response to Frazier's commit post: Congrats! Let's continue to build our class of '24! I only beat you by a few hours. GO BEARS

Matthew Jensen (CS ranking as of verbal: #86 Nat, #5 PA) => Bears


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MATTHEW JENSEN'S VERBAL TO CAL WILL EXTEND FAMILY LEGACY ANOTHER 4 YEARS

BY ANNE LEPESANT | November 08th, 2018





Matthew Jensen, a junior at Upper Dublin High School in Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, has announced his verbal commitment to the University of California, Berkeley for 2020-21. His older brother Michael Jensen is currently a junior on the Bears' roster. But there's more: their mother's godfather, Roger Olsen, won an NCAA title in the high jump in 1962 and played basketball for the Golden Bears.

"I'm very excited to announce my commitment to the Cal Bears! I'm proud to be joining an incredible team and outstanding university. I'd like to thank my family, coaches and friends for their support and guidance along the way. Go Bears!"

Jensen swims for his high school and for Upper Dublin Aquatic Club, both coached by Geoff Scheuer. A versatile swimmer, he placed 5th in the 100 breast (57.50) and 7th in the 100 fly (50.05) at the 2018 PIAA Boys 3A Swimming & Diving Championships. He also contributed to Upper Dublin's 4th-place 200 medley (21.85 butterfly) and 400 free (45.04 leadoff) relays.

In club swimming, Jensen had an outstanding summer that culminated at NCSA Summer Championship with new lifetime bests in the 50/100/200 free, 100/200 back, 50/100 breast, 100 fly, and 200 IM. He placed 5th in the 100 fly, 6th in the 100 free, 9th in the 100 back, 17th in the 50 breast, 19th in the 200 IM, and 25th in the 50 free. Jensen is a U.S. Open qualifier in the LCM 100 free (51.24), 100 back (57.55), and 100 fly (55.27), a Summer Juniors qualifier in the LCM 50 free (23.80), and a Winter Juniors qualifier in the LCM 200 IM (2:09.58). Jensen was invited to USA Swimming's 2018 National Select Camp at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs in October.

Top SCY times:
  • 100 free 45.04
  • 100 back 51.34
  • 100 breast 57.50
  • 100 fly 50.05
  • 200 IM 1:52.10
Iowa's Forrest Frazier has also verbally committed to the Cal class of 2024.


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swimmer19 said:

3. Jake Magahey Swim Atlanta Mill Creek High School Dacula, GA
Best Times: 500 free 4:16.88, 1000 free 8:55.33, 1650 free 14:52.85, 200 free 1:36.11
Distance swimmers don't usually rank this highly, but Magahey is special. He's already among the best distance prospects we've ranked, a year earlier than any other class we've ranked. He's already under NCAA invite level in the mile and not far off of scoring pace in the 500. Magahey is also rising rapidly. In the past year or so, he's dropped his 500 from 4:26 to 4:16. His 200 is also dropping fast, and is already fast enough to give him potential relay value down the road.
Visiting Georgia alongside #2 Alex Walsh & a bunch of 2019 recruits:


William Cole (#84 Nat, #1 KY), #3 Jake Magahey, Charlie Logan (#250 Nat, #9 GA) - 2019 commit, Harry Homans (#80 Nat, #1 RI) - 2019 commit, #2 Alex Walsh
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swimmer19 said:

11. Matt Brownstead Unattached State College Area High School Port Matlida, PA
Best Times: 50 free 20.08, 100 free 45.23, 200 free 1:39.42, 100 fly 49.25
If you value pure speed and think endurance can come around with training, this is the prospect for you. Brownstead has the class's best 50 and dropped about half a second in the past year there. He's got work to do in the 100 and 200, though. His 100 didn't drop much last year, but his 200 went from 1:42 to 1:39.
Matt: "I'm so excited to announce my verbal commitment to the University of Virginia to continue my athletic and academic career. I can't wait to be a part of such an amazing family."


MATT BROWNSTEAD, #11 IN CLASS OF 2020, MAKES VERBAL COMMITMENT TO UVA



SwimSwam #11 // CS ranking: #65 Nat, #2 PA
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bearz012 said:


Thought I'd compile a list of visits from each recruit in SS's top 20 plus some others...

All visits by top 2020 recruits (official & unofficial, ? = unsure of visit):
#9 Adam Chaney {OH}: Texas, Cal


Adam Chaney spotted @ OSU this past weekend with some RAYS teammates:


Jacob McDonald, Adam Chaney, and ?

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swimmer19 said:


WAY TOO EARLY NCAA RECRUIT RANKS: BOYS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2020



7. Wyatt Davis Carmel Swim Club Carmel High School Carmel, IN
Best Times: 100 back 47.12, 200 back 1:44.37, 200 IM 1:47.95, 200 free 1:37.00
Davis heads the next tier of backstrokers in this deep class, with 100 back speed that would make him one of the best non-Ryan Hoffer recruits in years. He's had great time improvements, and those excellent 200 IM and 200 free times are just bonus. A 1:37.0 in the 200 also feels a lot better than 21.0/47.0 sprint speed, so keep an eye on Davis there for some potential big drops coming to make him a multi-distance relay prospect.


Wyatt: "Excited to announce that I will be continuing my academic and athletic career at the University of Michigan! Go Blue" #smittenbythemitten

#7 IN CLASS OF 2020, CARMEL'S WYATT DAVIS, VERBALLY COMMITS TO MICHIGAN

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Dylan Hawk (CS ranking as of verbal: #96 Nat, #10 CA) => Bears



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CIF-CCS CHAMP DYLAN HAWK VERBALLY COMMITS TO CAL



Los Gatos, California's Dylan Hawk has announced his verbal commitment to the University of California, Berkeley for 2020-21. He will join Forrest Frazier and Matthew Jensen in the class of 2024.

"I am both proud and excited to announce my commitment to UC Berkeley! I know that this is the best decision for me because of the opportunity to swim under Dave Durden and Chase Kreitler, as well as the fantastic academic program and the great group of guys that I will have the privilege of training with. Go Bears!"

Hawk is a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American from Los Gatos High School. As a sophomore he won the 200 free at the 2018 CIF-Central Coast Section Championships, going 1:37.49 to lead the nation for 15-year-old boys in the 2017-18 swim season. He also placed third in the 100 free (45.19), led off the 4th-place 200 free relay (21.36), and anchored the 400 free relay (44.77) to third. From there he went on to the 2018 California State Meet and finished 7th in both the 100 free (45.53) and 200 free (1:38.27).

Hawk had a strong LCM season which culminated in an appearance at Speedo Junior Nationals in Irvine, where he scored PBs in the 50/100/200m free. He recently competed at 2018 Winter Juniors West in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, and 200 IM and earned new PBs in the 50 free, 100 fly and 200 IM.

Top SCY times:
  • 200 free 1:37.49
  • 100 free 45.19
  • 50 free 20.90
  • 200 IM 1:51.56
  • 100 fly 50.51

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Santa Clara Sprinter Dylan Hawk Verbals to Cal for 2020

Los Gatos, Calif. native and high school junior Dylan Hawk has recently announced his in-state verbal commitment to the University of California, Berkeley beginning in the fall of 2020.

Hawk swims year-round with the Santa Clara Swim Club under head coach Allison Beebe and is a four-time Winter Juniors qualifier which includes a U.S. Open standard in the 200 free. He recorded a trio of lifetime bests at Juniors West last month and placed 16th in the 100m free at Santa Clara Futures in August.

Also competing for Los Gatos High School, Hawk placed seventh in both the 100 free and 200 free at the CIF State Championships during his sophomore season. He also won the 200 free at CIF-Central Coast Sections in a quick 1:37.49, which was the fastest time in the nation for 15-year-old boys last year. Hawk has also earned both NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors.

He told Swimming World:
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"I am both proud and excited to announce my commitment to UC Berkeley! I know that this is the best decision for me because of the opportunity to swim under Dave Durden and Chase Kreitler, as well as the fantastic academic program and the great group of guys that I will have the privilege of training with. Go Bears!"
His best times include:
  • 50 free 20.90
  • 100 free 45.19
  • 200 free 1:37.49
  • 100 fly 50.51
Hawk will provide valuable sprint depth when he suits up for the Bears as a member of the class of 2024 following the graduations of Pawel Sendyk and Michael Jensen and he'll have one year of overlap with Ryan Hoffer. He would've scored in the C-final of the 200 free at the 2018 Pac-12 Championships and has made significant improvements each season with 1.5 years of club swimming still to go.


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bearz012
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Ethan Dang seen visiting USC today (via IG stories)
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swimmer19 said:

WAY TOO EARLY NCAA RECRUIT RANKS: BOYS HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2020

ONES TO WATCH
Dare Rose (Scarlet Aquatics / Piscatawny, NJ) Rose is really good at a lot of things, but not good enough at one thing in short course to make this list. On the other hand, he's far, far more accomplished in long course, so there's chance his short course makes a big leap to catch up throughout high school. He's a 48.5/1:46.5 butterflyer and a 1:48.8/3:55 IMer short course, compared to 54.7/1:59.7 in the long course fly races. But his 21.8/46.0/1:38.1/4:24.5 short course freestyles are nowhere near his excellent 24.0/50.8/1:51.0/3:57.6 prowess in long course meters.

Dare Rose (CS ranking as of verbal: #1000+ Nat, #10 NJ) => Bears




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CLASS OF 2020 STANDOUT DARE ROSE MAKES EARLY COMMITMENT TO CAL



National Age Group record-holder and long course standout Dare Rose has made an early commitment to the University of California.

A current high school junior, Rose was just outside our top 20 when we ranked the high school class of 2020 recruits back in May. At the time, though, he had a solid argument for a top 20 ranking, and based only on long course prowess, he's top 10 at least.

Rose also improved all of his short course freestyle times from the 50 to the 200 over the winter, which significantly ups his relay value in the NCAA.

Rose holds USA Swimming's National Age Group record in the 200-meter freestyle for the 13-14 age group, having set that mark in 2017. He just turned 16 this fall, and with his times at age 15 (put up last summer), he sits only about a second off of 15-16 NAG records in the 100, 200 and 400 frees. In fact, he's 3rd in age group history in the 400-meter free and 8th in age group history in the 200-meter free with this summer still to come in that age group.

Cal has already hit the class of 2020 market hard. Rose joins Dylan Hawk, Forrest Frazier and Matthew Jensen as verbal commits to Cal from that graduating class.


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bearz012
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Wow, an amazing get. BTW, the CS rankings are a bit off as of late, Dare is actually around #8 Nat, #2 NJ. Based on his long course times, he has a lot to drop in SCY. Welcome to the Bear family!!
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He must need to work on turns.
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bearz012 said:

Wow, an amazing get. BTW, the CS rankings are a bit off as of late, Dare is actually around #8 Nat, #2 NJ. Based on his long course times, he has a lot to drop in SCY. Welcome to the Bear family!!

Cheers for the FYI! Whilst I was aware that Dare's times in the little pool presently doesn't reflect his studliness in long course, was still more than a wee bit thrown off by CollegeSwimming having ranked him in the 1000+ spot nationally lol


Polodad said:

He must need to work on turns.

No worries there - I'm sure daddies Hoffer & Murph will soon whip Rose's underwater prowess into more than respectable shape after a few intense training sessions with them...


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He is from New Jersey and rates #2 in the state, and guess who is #1 from New Jersey and #1 nationally? None other than D. Lasco!!
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Louisville getting in on the 2020 recruiting action:



Not sure who's who, other than Victor Tremblay (#13 TX, #210 Nat) in the red, but Jude Williams (#4 CA, #26 Nat), who visited with twin sister Liberty Williams, Ryan Husband (#1 AR, #101 Nat) and another unnamed recruit were on campus this past weekend.
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