Elite Georgia linebacker says Clemson is "building a dynasty"


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Kevin Swint poses with secondary coach and area recruiter Mickey Conn
Kevin Swint poses with secondary coach and area recruiter Mickey Conn

Clemson defensive coordinator Brent Venables and defensive tackles coach Todd Bates have been busy on the recruiting trail in the month of May, handing out offers to some of the region’s best defensive players. That includes an offer to 2020 4-star outside linebacker prospect Kevin Swint of Carrollton (GA).

Swint boasts 21 offers to date, including Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

Bates confirmed the offer on a visit to Carrollton last week.

“Coach Bates stopped by the school. I thought I had an offer before he came to my school, but he confirmed to my coaches that I had an official offer,” Swint told TigerNet. “The Clemson offer means a lot to me. Not only are they a great academic school, but every time I talk to the coaches they keep it real with me.”

Swint said he is developing a bond with Bates.

“We really don't talk about football as much as you would think you would with a college recruiter,” Swint said. “We actually talk about life. Coach Bates gives me poems every now and then that will uplift your spirits. It's not all about football. Coach Bates is a really cool guy. He just has a vibe about him. You really have to smile when you're around him. You can really be yourself.”

What will his final college choice look like?

“Most of all, I want to pick a great academic school,” he said. “Competing isn't really an option. It's just in my blood. Wherever I go, I'm going to compete my tail off and aim for the greatest.”

Swint said he thinks Clemson is building a dynasty.

“The first thing I think about it is I think they're building a dynasty with Dabo (Swinney). He recruits a great class,” Swint said. “He doesn't really have a whole bunch of four and five stars. He recruits the guys that he knows are going to get the job done. That's really how I think about Clemson.”

What are his plans going forward?

“I'll be up there in the summertime for a camp,” he said. “I probably won't make my decision until the early signing period because I plan on graduating early.”


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