When Katherine Huff started the recruiting process, she focused on top programs that were close to home.
However, some sage advice convinced the Aiken-Augusta Swim League athlete and Lakeside High School senior to branch out a bit.
“My mom said, ‘Maybe you should look a little farther away,’ ” Huff said.
Once she did, she found that Texas A&M in College Station was an ideal fit. In the end, she committed to swim with the Aggies over her other top choice, North Carolina.