Texas Longhorns Land 2023 Verbal From U.S. National Junior Teamer Will Modglin

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NEW COMMIT: Olympic Trials qualifier Will Modglin of Zionsville, Indiana – arguably one of the most sought-out recruits in his class – has verbally committed to the University of Texas beginning in the fall of 2023.

He will join Prospect, Kentucky native Will Scholtz in Austin as a member of the Longhorns’ Class of 2027.

Modglin will not be the first in his family to swim in college: his brother, Sanders Modglin, is a senior at Saginaw Valley State while his other brother, Coleman Modglin, is a sophomore at Purdue.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I am extremely excited and proud to announce my verbal commitment to continue my swimming and academic career at the University of Texas at Austin. First, I want to thank God for this opportunity. Also, Coach Reese and Coach Collins for the incredible opportunity to be a part of this incredible program. I’d also like to give another special thanks to my family, friends, coaches, and teammates who have supported me along this journey and built me into the person I am today. HOOK’EM!!??”

A versatile swimmer, Modglin is a member of the U.S. National Junior Team and trains year-round with Zionsville Swim Club. He currently owns the top times in the Class of 2027 in the 100 free, 100 back, and 200 IM.

Modglin most recently competed at the NCSA Long Course Championships where he collected four gold medals after picking up two best times at Wave II of Olympic Trials in Omaha. Last short course season, he won two events and was the runner-up in three others at Indiana Seniors and was the 100m fly champion at the TYR 18&U Cup in Des Moines.

His best times include:

  • 200 IM – 1:45.14
  • 100 back – 46.60
  • 200 back – 1:45.24
  • 100 fly – 47.56
  • 50 free – 20.13
  • 100 free – 43.82
  • 200 free – 1:37.54

Currently a junior at Zionsville Community High School, Modglin is already a four-time individual Indiana State Championship finalist. He won the 100 back and 200 IM as a sophomore while taking second in the 100 back and 10th in the 100 free during his freshman season.

He has also earned USA Swimming Scholastic All-American honors for his efforts in the pool and in the classroom.

Modglin will undoubtedly be a major asset to an already-loaded Longhorn roster. Even at just 16 years old, his best times in the 100 free, 100 back, 100 fly, and 200 IM are within reach of what it took to be invited to the 2021 NCAA Championships.

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robert lewis
robert lewis
2 years ago

I’m a very huge IU swimming and diving fan and have been so since the late 60’s and 70’s when IU was winning national championships. We clearly have that opportunity again today because we’ve been so close lately. In the last three NCAA’s, we’ve finished 3rd, 3rd, and 6th. However, it concerns me that the best and brightest swimmers that the State of Indiana produces, seem to always leave the state.

2 years ago
Reply to  robert lewis

Well that’s because all of us Indiana summers know the dirty secrets that IU has and the culture.

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