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Missy Franklin Posts Picture While Visiting California Golden Bears

In the wild world of recruiting that we live in today, it's all about the number of "stars" listed to a player's name. Are they a five-star point guard or a three-star linebacker? What's their national and position ranking?

Enter California Golden Bears swimming. They measure their recruits by gold medals.

Missy Franklin, who won four gold medals in London last month, is visiting UC-Berkeley this weekend and has them in her final list of potential colleges. Every school in the country wants a commitment from the 17-year-old swimming phenom, and it appears the Bears are in good shape to land her.

Franklin posted a picture while she checked out the facilities and campus on Friday.

The picture was originally tweeted by Leah Smith, who is also a very promising swimming prospect.


The Bears have had a lot of recent success with Olympians in their swimming & diving program. Natalie Coughlin, Dana Vollmer and Caitlin Leverenz are all alums; will Franklin be the latest world-class swimmer to join the program? She will make her decision in the coming months.

For more on the Bears, check out California Golden Blogs.