2012 will go down as the rare year in which the biggest story in college sports recruiting involved neither football nor men’s basketball…but women’s swimming.
Only college basketball die-hards are familiar with the Harrison twins, the genetically similar 5-star guards who recently committed to play basketball for John Calipari at Kentucky. But even the most casual sports fan is familiar with Missy Franklin, the 17-year-old, five-time Olympic medalist who signed her letter of intent earlier this month and will be swimming for legendary coach (and coach of the U.S. Olympic Team) Teri McKeever at Cal.
This week Franklin, a senior at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado, announced that she would also swim this season for her high school team.
She’ll swim an abbreviated schedule, and Regis Jesuit is working with the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA) to ensure that the meets in which Franklin participates don’t turn into media circuses.
Missy Franklin will be a ...