HERSHEY, Pennsylvania, October 8. WHILE the Stanford Cardinal made the early noise with strong commitments left-and-right, Georgia head coach Jack Bauerle demonstrated some closing ability as he just snatched his third top 10 recruit in the women’s Class of 2014.
Hershey’s Meaghan Raab, who is ranked eighth in the Class of 2014 by CollegeSwimming.com solidifies what already is a standout class for the Bulldogs.
I AM SO EXCITED TO SAY THAT I AM GEORGIA BULLDOG!! #Classof2018 #DawgsOnTop 🐾🐶❤️ pic.twitter.com/PcNfLg5Ftp— meaghan (@wondermegs) October 9, 2013
Raab is a dominant freestyler who also has some serious top-end versatility. She clocked a blistering 1:45.10 in the 200-yard freestyle at the Pennsylvania State 3A High School Championships in 2012, and also blitzed the 200-yard IM with a 1:57.86 at the 2012 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals.
Additionally, Raab holds a 49.01 in the 100-yard free from 2012 stats, and also has a swift 53.78 in the 100-yard fly as well as a 4:14.53 in the 400-yard IM to her credit. Demonstrating her stunning versatility, she even has a 2:00.73 in the 200-yard fly and a 55.12 in the 100-yard back.
Raab is also pretty impressive in long course competition as well. She holds a 2:16.35 in the 200-meter IM with a 1:00.48 in the 100-meter fly. She also threw down a 27.80 50-meter fly at the 2012 Charlotte UltraSwim to demonstrate some sprint medley relay potential.
Bauerle is beginning to build a special class. He already now has commitments from No. 1 Kylie Stewart, No. 8 Meaghan Raab and No. 9 Megan Kingsley. Georgia also owns a verbal from No. 50 Stephanie Peters for a sterling Class of 2014 thus far.