Jack Deppen, Aiden Neuman Verbally Commit to Penn State for 2021-22 Season

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NEW COMMIT: Penn State has recently received a pair of new verbal commitments for the 2021-22 season and beyond from North Wales, Penn. native Jack Deppen and Aiden Neuman of Canton, Ohio.

Both swimmers will join Sam Folger and Duncan Troup as member of the Nittany Lions’ Class of 2025.


Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I’m so excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Penn State University. I would like to thank all my friends, family, and coaches who have helped me along the way. I can’t wait to be a Nittany Lion! #WeAre”

A talented freestyler, Deppen swims year-round with North Penn Aquatic Club and earned two best times at Juniors East in December. Last summer, he finished sixth in the 200m back at Middle Atlantic LCM Seniors before going on to take 10th in that event at Geneva Futures.

His best times include:

  • 200 free – 1:40.32
  • 500 free – 4:35.17
  • 1000 free – 9:30.41
  • 1650 free – 16:02.74

Also competing for The Haverford School, Deppen is a six-time Eastern Interscholastic League Championship finalist. The USA Swimming Scholastic All-American placed fifth in both the 200 free and 500 free as a junior while taking eighth and ninth, respectively, in those events during his sophomore season.


Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am very excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic career at Penn State University! I want to thank all my coaches, family , and friends for the endless support throughout the years. Go Nittany Lions! #WeAre”

Primarily a backstroker, Neuman does his club swimming with Canton City Schools and most recently notched four top-12 finishes at Lake Erie Seniors after competing at Juniors East. He had a pair of best times at Lake Erie LCM Seniors and raced the 100m back at Junior Nationals.

His best times include:

  • 50 back – 24.22
  • 100 back – 49.91
  • 200 back – 1:52.76
  • 200 IM – 1:51.59

A rising senior at Jackson High School, Neuman is a three-time Ohio State Championship finalist. He raced to 13th in the 100 back during his junior campaign while taking 10th in the 100 back and 16th in the 200 IM as a sophomore.

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1 comment

  1. Ken Holland

    Love it and thanks for sharing…. Best of luck buddy !!!! You got this ✅

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