March 4, 2010
Georgia ATH has Tide on top
The state of Georgia is loaded with elite prospects for the Class of 2011 and one of the most versatile athletes in the Peach State this past season was two-way star Damian Swann. The 6-foot, 175-pound athlete excelled as both a receiver and a defensive back and has reaped the benefits with over a dozen offers already.
"It was crazy there for a while but the new offers are finally starting to slow down," Swann said. "I got one from NC State today but there haven't been many new ones in the last couple of weeks."
"I really don't want to make a list or cut anybody out of the process yet. I am going to sit down with my coach and my dad at the end of the school year and narrow things down but until then, everybody is still in it."
While Swann isn't ready to rule anyone out just yet, one school has stood out above the rest and has become the early leader for Swann's signature.
"Right now, I am really high on Alabama. They are my number one right now for sure. They've got a lot going for them but it's their coaching staff that really puts them above everybody else. As far as defensive coaching, there's nobody better. Nick Saban is probably the best defensive back coach in all of college football and Kirby Smart is probably the best defensive coordinator in college football. I would definitely love to be coached by those guys."
The speedy Swann, a member of the Rivals250 to Watch for 2011, has a busy spring planned with visits to several different schools on the schedule, including a possible trip to the Capstone this weekend.
"I'm not totally sure yet but I might come to Tuscaloosa this weekend. I know a lot of other guys are going down there to visit and I'd love to get there if I can.
"Aside from that, I plan on visiting Florida and Georgia this spring for spring practices and I also may go to Ohio State's spring game."
While the recruiting process is full underway for Swann, the junior star said he doesn't plan on making his final decision until after the end of the year.
"I would like to make my final decision at the Army All-American game or sometime near then. I definitely want to make sure I've taken all my official visits before I make any kind of decision."
As a junior, Swann racked up 800 yards and 11 touchdowns as a receiver along with 30 tackles and 4 interceptions on defense.
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