The University of Connecticut has received a verbal commitment from Trumbull High senior Jack Gray.

Gray is primarily a freestyler for the Westport/Weston YMCA.

At the 2017 YMCA Nationals, Gary earned points in the 200, 500 and 1000 freestyle finishing in the top 16 in the 200 and the 1000.

His top times are 51.83 in the 100 butterfly, 1:40.48 in the 200 freestyle, 4:33.71 in the 500 free, 9:24.58 in the 1,000 free and 15:59.05 in the 1,650 free.

Gray told Swimming World: “The moment I stepped on campus, I knew that it was the place I wanted to spend the next four years. The team as a whole was very supportive of each other in and out of the pool, which is exactly what I wanted. The academic supports that UConn offers is over the top, which will help me succeed as a student.

“Additionally, the direction that the program is heading towards under the guidance of Coach Chris, Coach Tim, and Coach Christa made me have an even bigger desire to commit to UConn. I am very excited to attend UConn to be a part of such an amazing up and coming program.”