DAVISON, Michigan, October 12. TURNABOUT is fair play in the game of college recruiting. While Michigan’s Mike Bottom has been reaching into Southeastern Conference country with some regularity to pick up recruits, Georgia’s Jack Bauerle just walked into Bottom’s backyard and stole the top recruit in the state of Michigan. This afternoon, butterfly wonder Courtney Weaver of the Greater Flint YMCA decided to be a Bulldog.
Weaver, who is ranked 21st in the Class of 2014 by CollegeSwimming.com, is a dynamic butterfly threat and the Junior National Teamer will fit in well with the SEC athletes.
Weaver, a member of the World Junior team that went to Dubai this summer, has a pair of sterling long course bests in butterfly with a 59.34 in the 100-meter fly and a 2:10.95 in the 200-meter fly at the 2013 Speedo Junior Nationals. And, those times are just going to continue to drop with more focused training in college.
Weaver’s also pretty scary in the short course yard arena. She dominated YMCA competition this past year, throwing down a 53.22 in the 100-yard fly, and a 1:57.24 in the 200-yard fly. She also has a 2:00.49 in the 200-yard IM to her credit to give herself an immediate three-event slate to take to the NCAA level.
Verbally committed to the University of Georgia🐶🐾 #ClassOf2018 #CommitToTheG? Courtney Weaver (@cweaver96) October 12, 2013
She’s part of one of the top classes in recent history. No. 1 Kylie Stewart, No. 8 Meaghan Raab and No. 9 Megan Kingsley are also part of the amazing class put together by UGA.