Friday, November 22, 2013

Cardinal sign 3 to National Letters of Intent - Jeffrey Swegle, Bradley Knox and Franklin Huang

Congratulations to Conrad Ray and Phil Rowe as they inked 3 new recruits starting 2014, and welcome to three fine student-athletes who will be coming to the farm.  I enjoyed the humor of Bradley Knox in the photo below when choosing from 3 hats to select his college on signing day.

11/20/13 -STANFORD, Calif. – Knowles Family Director of Men’s Golf Conrad Ray announced Wednesday that three of the nation’s top high school student-athletes have chose to continue their academic and athletic careers on The Farm, each signing a National Letter of Intent to attend Stanford beginning in the fall of 2014.

Franklin Huang (Poway, Calif./Rancho Bernardo), Bradley Knox (Menlo Park, Calif./Sacred Heart), and Jeffrey Swegle (West Des Moines, Iowa/West Des Moines Valley) all made their official commitments to the Cardinal during the early signing period.

“We are excited about the 2014 recruiting class,” Ray said. “All three players have tremendous upside and epitomize what it means to be a student-athlete. They will join a team built on depth, and they will add a lot to our program with their leadership, work ethic, and passion for Stanford.”

The Swegle File
Jeffrey Swegle from Des Moines, Iowa

• Prepped at West Des Moines Valley (Iowa)
• Four-time Iowa all-state
• Four-time Iowa all-tournament honoree
• Round of 32 at 2013 USGA Junior Amateur Championship
• First at 2013 Future Collegians World Tour Half Moon Bay
• First at 2013 Midwest Junior Championship
• 2013 National Merit Scholarship semifinalist
• 2012-13 Future Collegians World Tour all-academic team
• 2012-13 All- Future Collegians World Tour second team
• 2012 HP Scholastic Honor Roll 
• Tied for 41st at 2012 Callaway Junior World Championship
• Round of 64 at 2011 United States Junior Amateur
• Two top-10 AJGA finishes in 2011
• 2011 Iowa Golf Association Junior Player of the Year - YouTube video -
• 2011 Iowa Golf Coaches Association Class 4A Player of the Year
• 2011 Iowa Class 4A state champion
• Low stroke average during 2013 Iowa 4A season (71.92)
• Low stroke average during 2012 Iowa 4A season (71.98)
• Low stroke average during 2012 Iowa 4A season (72.72)
• Born in Texarkana, Texas
• Son of Carol and Jim Swegle
• Older brother, Scott
• National Honor Society
• Enjoys photography

Conrad Ray on Jeffrey Swegle …
“Jeff will bring a lot to our team with his work ethic and focus. Coming from the Midwest, he is excited to be able to work on his game year-round, and physically, he has all the tools for success. He established himself over the last few years as one of the top players in the Midwest, and we see that success continuing for him at Stanford.”

The Knox File 
Bradley Knox on signing day - which school to pick?

• Played golf and basketball at Sacred Heart (Calif.)
• 2013 San Jose Mercury News all-area
• 2013 first team all-conference
• 2013 team MVP
• First state qualifier in school history
• Two-time Rotary Award winner in mathematics
• AP Scholar
• Born in Stanford Hospital
• Son of Susan and Brad Knox
• Three siblings: Katherine, Jeffrey and Kevin
• Mother, father, sister, uncle and grandfather attended Stanford
• Mother played tennis at Stanford
• Sister played volleyball at Stanford
• Brother, Kevin, played golf at Ponoma (Calif.)

Conrad Ray on Bradley Knox …
“We are excited to sign Bradley as the top local product in the Bay Area. He grew up playing the Stanford Golf Course and he has strong ties to the University with his parents, grandfather and older sister all having gone to Stanford. We believe with more national tournament exposure and hard work that he is only going to get better.”

The Huang File -- Swing Video on YouTube
Franklin Huang

• Prepped at Rancho Bernardo (Calif.)
• Tied for 13th at 2012 Callaway Junior World Golf Championship
• Tied for eighth at 2012 Junior America’s Cup
• Tied for fifth at 2013 Winn Grips Heather Farr Classic
• Third at 2012 Toyota Tour Cup Invitational at Westin Mission Hills
• 2012 AJGA All-America
• 2012 Rolex All-America
• 2012 Rancho Bernardo Player of the Year
• Two-time first team all-CIF San Diego
• Led team to second at 2013 CIF San Diego
• School-record three consecutive SoCal Regional appearances
• 2013 HP Scholastic All-America
• National Merit Scholar
• Rancho Bernardo Scholar-Athlete Award
• Born in San Diego
• Son of Tina Mai and Gordon Huang
• One sister, Angela
• Hobbies include swimming, billiards and chess

Conrad Ray on Franklin Huang …
“Franklin’s game will translate well at the collegiate level. He is tremendously consistent off the tee and makes very few mistakes. He was named an AJGA All-American in 2012, which shows that he has what it takes to compete and win at the highest levels.”