Nov. 21, 2011
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- University of Michigan head swimming coach Mike Bottom and diving coach KZ Li announced Monday (Nov. 21) the signing of nine prep standouts to National Letters of Intent for the 2012-13 season. The class comprises of swimmer Dylan Bosch (Johannesburg, South Africa/Crawford College Sandton), Peter Brumm (Cornelius, N.C./Hough), Reid Elliott (Austin, Texas/Lake Travis), Paul Corbae (Austin, Texas/Westlake), Nick Killeen (Wilmette, Ill./New Trier), Matt McNamara (Huntington Woods, Mich./University of Detroit Jesuit), William Raynor (Omaha, Neb./Creighton Prep), Paul Soley (Lebanon, N.J./Berkley) and diver Timothy Faerber (Potomac, Md./Churchill). Five of the eight swimmers rank in the top 130 in the CollegeSwimming.com rankings.
"We're excited about the top swimmers in this class, and the guys that will develop into Big Ten scorers and NCAA qualifiers," said Bottom. "We're still continuing our recruiting process, and hope to build on our early signee list to build a top-five recruiting class."
Bosch, a South Africa native, is ranked No. 7 in the CollegeSwimming.com rankings. He took sixth in the 100 and 200 butterflies at the 2011 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, and holds long-course bests of 53.70 in the 100-meter fly and 1:59.20 in the 200-meter fly. At the 2010 Summer Youth Olympics in Singapore, Bosch collected bronze medals in the 200-meter medley and 4x100-meter freestyle relay.
Brumm, ranked as the No. 2 swimmer in the state of North Carolina and No. 42 swimmer in the nation. He holds bests of 48.93 in the 100-yard fly and 1:48.16 in the 200-yard fly, which are Olympic trial times in each event. He qualified for the USA Swimming Junior National Championships, and is a two-time North Carolina 1A state champion.
Elliott is ranked as the No. 8 swimmer in the state of Texas, and is listed as the No. 48 swimmer in the nation. His top marks include a 48.68 in the 100-yard fly, and a 48.98 in the 100-yard backstroke. During his high school career, he earned All-4A Division honors and District 25 Swimmer of the Year. He swam at junior nationals, where he achieved an Olympic trial qualifying time in the 100 butterfly.
Raynor, ranked as the No. 110 swimmer, broke the Nebraska state record in the 100-yard backstroke by .39 seconds as a junior to collect his top time of 50.30. McNamara, a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, is tabbed as the No. 127 recruit by CollegeSwimming.com, and possesses top times of 56.88 in the breaststroke and a 1:49.94 in the 200-yard backstroke.
Corbae, Killeen and Soley round out the Wolverine class.
Corbae will arrive in Ann Arbor with prestigious accolades in and out of the pool, as he was a member of the USA Swimming Scholastic All-American Team. A high school teammate of Elliott at Lake Travis, competing at the U.S. Junior Nationals in Palo Alto, Calif., where he was a member of the 400-yard medley relay that took fifth overall with a time of 3:52.37.
Killeen, ranked No. 220 in the by CollegeSwimming.com rankings, holds a personal best 200-yard freestyle of 1:40.50 and a 100-yard butterfly of 50.82. He is ranked as the No. 7 swimmer in the state of Illinois.
Soley participated in the 2011 USA Swimming Junior Nationals in freestyle events. He has achieved personal bests of 1:57.67 in the 200 freestyle, 4:03.21 in the 400 free, and 8:43.14 in the 800 free while swimming for the Jersey Gator swim team.
U-M's diving class consists of one signee in Faerber, who took third at the Junior Olympics in the 10-meter dive and also qualified for the two-meter dive. Additionally, he placed eighth on the three-meter event.
"He is very talented," said Li. "To make the Olympic trials on any level is very good. He will certainly help our team on the diving side, and be a big part of our overall swimming and diving squads."
Contact: Scott Kemps (734) 763-4423