Frogs Welcome Six Additional Commits
May 19, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU swimming and diving coach Richard Sybesma has announced three more signees of National Letters of Intent to compete for the Frogs and three additional commitments to go along with the eight the Frogs signed in December.
"I feel like we have signed a really good class," Sybesma said. "In this class we have both quality people who can come in and immediately make a difference and we also have people who can come in and in a year or two be our difference-makers. We have both quality and depth."
Jonah Beri, Owen Pink and Connor Dobbs have signed NLIs, while Darian Nezami, Ryan Whalen and John Sanden have signed commitment letters.
Signing in December were student-athletes Devin Newton; Lindsay Shabet; Tyler Sides; Maddie Johnson; Emily Gibson; Destin Hall; Matthew Spallas; and Carlos Hunnicutt.
"I am excited about the entire class because they are all eager to be a part of our program and eager to start to work," Sybesma said. "I do know they all want to be difference-makers depending on whether they are going to be our top person in an event or a depth person. They are anxious to be difference-makers."
Beri (Roswell, Georgia) competes in the breaststroke and backstroke.
"He's got the size and I think when he gets a little more experience under his belt he is really going to be good," Sybesma said.
Pink (Kingwood, Texas) brings strength in multiple events.
"He's probably the most versatile kid that we have signed because he can do anything from freestyle to the IM to the backstroke," Sybesma said. "He's a very well-rounded swimmer and we have a lot of different events where he can help our team."
Connor Dobbs (Southlake, Texas) is another addition from the North Texas Nadadores, joining several current Frogs who swam with the club.
"He's a very good distance swimmer and we're really excited to get him," Sybesma said. "We really feel like he can come in and be an instant contributor."
Nezami (Houston) will compete in the butterfly and backstroke
"He brings a lot to the table in terms of possible depth points," Sybesma said.
Whalen (Sacramento), Sybesma said, is full of potential.
"He's a raw undeveloped talent that we're looking to blossom into a solid college contributor," he said.
Sanden (The Woodlands, Texas) competes in the freestyle and the backstroke.
"John is one who will contribute to our depth," Sybesma said.