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Thread: Men's Swim Recruiting 2018

  1. #31
    Quote Originally Posted by dgong View Post
    Whitely is the key recruit in the 2018 class for the Bears. In the end, it turned into a Cal/Stanford decision as Reece is very academically oriented. While I would assume a paid ride into the Farm would be difficult for a student at Penn Charter to turn down, Reece seemed to be able to better see himself working with Dave Durden and the rest of the Cal swim family, and appears eager to take on the challenge of surviving at Berkeley versus having his hand held for four years. I think Dave was also able to sell him on his success at developing Olympic champions that simply is not happening at Stanford under Knapp.
    Adrian, Murphy, Seliskar, and Reece are all exceptional students and swimmers who have excelled at the highest levels. They all realized they can't maximize individual and team goals in the pool on the farm anymore. Dave Nolan was at their level athletically and academically as a prep, but never made an Olympic team even after red shirting and training with Bob Bowman at ASU. Oski's perfectly fine with the status quo on the farm, but doubt they'll stand pat much longer while Durden stomps them on the recruiting trail and in the pool.

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    Story on Reece about a year ago

    Parents are both doctors, so education was a priority https://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/10/s...-of-water.html

  3. #33
    Quote Originally Posted by BearDevil View Post
    Adrian, Murphy, Seliskar, and Reece are all exceptional students and swimmers who have excelled at the highest levels. They all realized they can't maximize individual and team goals in the pool on the farm anymore. Dave Nolan was at their level athletically and academically as a prep, but never made an Olympic team even after red shirting and training with Bob Bowman at ASU. Oski's perfectly fine with the status quo on the farm, but doubt they'll stand pat much longer while Durden stomps them on the recruiting trail and in the pool.
    I was cheered by the recent verbal by highly ranked Jack LeVant (from Texas) to Ted Knapp's Cards. I hope that Knapp's ability to recruit the occasional top recruit (Nolan, Shoults etc) is just enough to keep Ted employed on the the farm; we do not need another Meehan or Harbaugh to rescue a foundering program.

  4. #34

    #53 * Chris Jhong * (Pleasanton Seahawks) => Bears!

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    NCS Champion Christopher Jhong Verbally Commits to Cal Bears




    https://swimswam.com/ncs-champion-ch...its-cal-bears/


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  5. #35
    Thanks for the heads-up on local recruit Christopher Jhong, who was mentioned in the original post on this 2018 recruiting thread.

    "Christopher Jhong from nearby Pleasanton is a distance/swimmer who has made an impressive time drop in his 400 IM time".

    Chris finished 2nd in the 200 IM (PB 1:47.34) at the CIF Swimming Championships held in May 2017.

    Jhong swims with the Pleasanton Seahawks, and his teammates include two highly regarded class of 2019 recruits, Jonah Cooper (CollegeSwimming's #2 rated prospect) and Calvin David (CollegeSwimming's #11 rated prospect).



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