Swint can't wait to start his career at Clemson

Swint can't wait to start his career at Clemson

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Swint can't wait to start his career at Clemson

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Catching up with 4-star LB commit Kevin Swint

After committing to Clemson in January, four-star linebacker Kevin Swint can’t wait to get on campus full time and start his career as a Tiger next year.

“I’m super excited about it,” he said.

The class of 2020 prospect from Carrollton, Ga., will graduate in December and enroll early at Clemson in January.

“I think it’ll benefit me in various ways,” Swint said of being a mid-year enrollee. “I’ll be ahead academically and I can get into the playbook early before spring so I won’t be rushing into it during the summer.”

Swint is ranked as the No. 4 outside linebacker and No. 75 overall prospect nationally in the 2020 class by ESPN. As a junior, he was credited with 60 total tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, eight quarterback pressures, five pass deflections and two forced fumbles.

According to Swint, defensive coordinator Brent Venables sees similarities between him and former Tigers linebacker Tre Lamar.

“He compares me to Tre a lot,” Swint said.

“I feel like I can bring a very high IQ coming out of high school,” Swint added of his strengths as a player. “I’m very versatile as well.”

Swint continues to communicate regularly with Venables and the coaching staff.

“I get little messages about once or twice a week about winning every day and doing the right things to win it,” he said.

Swint’s relationship with the coaches was an important factor in his decision to commit to the Tigers. So was his overall love of Clemson.

“It was a major role, but when you love the campus and the school … they didn’t have to do much,” he said.

Swint gave his verbal pledge to the staff while on campus for Clemson’s elite junior day in January. He plans to return for the Orange & White spring game on April 6, and he will begin spring practice with his Carrollton High School team in late April.

“I’m super excited about it. I feel like I’ve been training my butt off this ‘offseason’,” Swint said. “My main goal is to end my high school career with a state championship ring and nothing less.”

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