June 1, 2008

Swearinger adds an offer, plans summer

Greenwood, S.C. safety D.J. Swearinger is picking up offers from around the Southeast and beyond. Due to all of the interest, the 6-foot-0 195-pound prospect is planning a busy summer to start to get an idea about where he will play in college. In fact, he's already got one unofficial visit under his belt. He also has a new offer to add to his list.

This past weekend, Swearinger was in the Atlanta area and he took the opportunity to see the Georgia Tech campus.

"I was in town for my cousin's graduation down there," Swearinger said. "She graduated from Riverdale High so I told my mom I'd stop by Georgia Tech. It was very nice. The coaches toured me around and I like everything about the facilities. Now I gotta see what they're going to do on the field because they've got a new coaching staff. I've got interest in them now I just gotta see what they do on the field."

Swearinger, who was a star at the recent UNC Nike Football Training Camp, has yet to receive an official offer from Georgia Tech despite the visit. However, he did pick up a new offer recently.

"Wake Forest offered," he said. "I know two years ago they won the ACC. They're just telling me that they graduated both of their safeties and a cornerback so I know I could probably go play there early."

Now that Wake has added its name to the list, Swearinger may be tempted to visit the campus this summer but it may be tough to squeeze in considering he already has a very full plate.

"First two weeks of June I'm going to be very busy," he said. "June 5th my coach is taking me and a lot of other players to the South Carolina camp. I'll be going to Tennessee for a one-day camp. On the 14th I'll be heading to UGA for a one-day camp. From there I'll be heading to Auburn for a little visit and I may work out, it depends on how I feel."

The Greenwood program has several players that are highly recruited including four-star defensive end Sam Montgomery and cornerback Byron Best. Swearinger finds it helps to go through the process with his teammates.

"Yes sir it does help because we're getting recruited by the same people and we can compare and contrast different schools."

Despite the similar lists of interested schools, Swearinger and his teammates are not set on playing together in college.

"It's really not a factor," he said. "It would be nice if we could but I'm just trying to go along with the way I feel about things."




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