Though he is just a sophomore, Carrollton (Ga.) linebacker Kevin Swint owns an offer list that many seniors would love to have. Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Michigan and Ohio State are just some of the prominent programs already in pursuit of the elite 2020 prospect.
While Clemson has yet to offer Swint, the Tigers have shown substantial interest. Clemson assistant Mickey Conn stopped by his school two weeks ago, and Clemson assistant Mike Reed paid him another visit on Wednesday.
Conn was the head coach at nearby Grayson (Ga.) High for 16 years, and Swint told TCI that he has been on Conn’s radar since he was in middle school.
“He’s been knowing me since sixth grade,” Swint said.
Swint (6-3, 205) is coming off a stellar sophomore season, when he amassed a remarkable 101 tackles, including 35.5 tackles for loss and 18 sacks, with 30 quarterback hurries, six pass deflections and four caused fumbles.
According to Swint, Conn is fond of his athleticism and versatility.
“He loves how I’m athletic,” Swint said. “He told me I could play all three linebacker positions. They really want me to come visit and get a feeling for the school.”
Swint most recently visited Clemson for the NC State game during the 2016-17 season. He hopes to return this offseason.
“Probably in the spring, or for a summer camp,” Swint said of when he could be back on campus.
Clemson takes a patient and methodical approach when it comes to offering younger prospects, but Swint has been told that an offer from the Tigers is likely to come next year.
Swint said that offer would be significant for him.
“It would mean a lot,” he said. “They will be moving up on my list next year when they offer me.”
Swint isn’t in a hurry with the recruiting process and wants to take his time before making his college choice. He is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 6 outside linebacker and No. 58 overall prospect in the 2020 class.