MINOT, North Dakota, May 10. DAGNY Knutson, of Minot High School, is likely heading to FAST in Fullerton, Calif., after decommiting from Auburn University a source close to the situation has confirmed to Swimming World.
One of the first questions that came up when former Auburn assistant coach Paul Yetter resigned to take over a head coaching position at T2 Aquatics in Florida was the status of super-recruit Knutson. Swimming World's source confirmed that Knutson will not be heading to Auburn now, and will likely be headed to FAST in California next fall. Knutson, however, has not officially committed to FAST, but all signs point in that direction.
Knutson, who announced her commitment to Auburn on Swimming World last September had a change of heart when Yetter left the Plains.
The decision eliminates the crown jewel of what is one of the top recruiting classes in the nation for Class of 2010. Knutson, who earned a coveted six-star ranking in the Swimming World College Recruit Rankings, was just one of a handful of Class of 2010 six stars entering the collegiate scene next year.
Auburn still has five stars Emily Bos, Haley Krakoski, Erin Reisinger and Olivia Scott as well as four star Siena DeVenuto on the way in the next class to help the Tigers return to the top of the NCAA ranks. Losing Knutson, however, definitely has a large negative impact.
Knutson's amateur status is still up in the air. Should she commit to FAST, she does not have to turn professional.