A signing bonanza for Cal Athletics

Missy Franklin, Ryan Murphy

Top swimming recruits Missy Franklin and Ryan Murphy are among the many student-athletes signing letters of intent to come to Cal. (Photos courtesy of their families.)

UC Berkeley is adding another strong crop of student-athletes this week, headlined by swimmer Missy Franklin, as high school seniors across the country are signing their national letters of intent.

Franklin, a five-time Olympic medalist in London last summer, signed today (Wednesday, Nov. 14) and is perhaps the most decorated recruit ever to enter the collegiate ranks. She won gold medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke and the 400 medley and 800 freestyle relays, plus a bronze in the 2012 games.

Also signing today was the top men’s swimming recruit, Ryan Murphy of Ponte Vedra, Fla.

Cal Athletics is posting all the latest recruiting news as it unfolds at CalBears.com/signingday.