Clemson has always done a good job recruiting the Carolinas, while its bread and butter has come from dipping down into Georgia. Deshaun Watson, Wayne Gallman and Mitch Hyatt are just a few players from the Peach State that helped lead the Tigers to their second national championship in school history.
Every year, Clemson seems to pull at least a couple of the top recruits from Georgia and things have not changed so far in 2018, with the Tigers nabbing No. 1 quarterback Trevor Lawrence, No. 6 defensive end Justin Mascoll, No. 11 athlete Kyler McMichael and No. 29 defensive tackle Darnell Jefferies.
Although Clemson is just nearing the corner for recruiting in 2019, it’s not too early to look ahead at the top recruits in 2020, especially possible impact players from Georgia like linebacker Kevin Swint.
The rising sophomore from Carrollton (Ga.) High already stands at an impressive 6-foot-3 and weighs 200 pounds, an ample frame for developing a solid outside linebacker build.
Swint told The Clemson Insider he is looking to make it to a decent amount of colleges this fall for games, Clemson possibly being one.
“Ohio State, Michigan, LSU, Florida, and Alabama, and if Clemson wants me to come and visit then that would be great too,” he said.
Since it’s early in the recruiting process for Swint, he has not been in contact with any schools recently and his recruitment is up for grabs right now. He is looking to develop a personal connection and not just as a player on his visits this fall.
Swint says anyone has an opportunity to be one of his top schools if they “just show love that they want me to be a big factor in their system.”
“Clemson’s rising dynasty,” Stint says is just one of the things that stands out about the defending national champions.
He believes his skill set allows him to fit the Tigers’ defensive scheme pretty well at the outside linebacker position.
Regardless of how heavily involved he is being recruited, the fact he is a 2020 prospect means schools still have plenty of time to establish and quality relationship with Swint. He does, however, plan to narrow his choices down towards the end of the year.
Fans should know his name in the next couple of years seeing as Swint should become an even more coveted recruit as it comes closer and closer to 2020.
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