Damian Swann intends to visit Georgia . . . eventually

Don’t sweat it, Dawg fans. Damian Swann is going to make it up to Athens this spring. He promises.

To date, a busy schedule has kept the highly-recruited athlete from Atlanta’s Grady High School from making it over to Georgia. He was expected there again this past weekend for junior day but did not show for a second time. He insists it’s not some kind of Alabama-concocted conspiracy.

“No, it’s nothing like that,” Swann said with a laugh. “I wasn’t able to make it this time because of a track meet we had. Whenever I find the time to get down there I will. I just haven’t had much time lately.”

Swann, who could play either cornerback or wide receiver at the next level, is playing both baseball and track for the Grey Knights.  He missed the Bulldogs’ last junior day due to a baseball game. He also is a sprinter in track and took two thirds and a second this past weekend. Meanwhile, Swann is taking an SAT/ACT prep course in between actually taking the tests on various weekends.

Swann has at least 15 scholarship offers but has been quoted as favoring Georgia and Alabama.

The Bulldogs have made him one of their top priorities in recruiting and want him to at least make it to the G-Day Game on April 10th. But Swann has a conflict on that day as well.

“It’s actually the same day I’m taking my ACT,” Swann said. “I might see if I can take it at a high school in Athens and then just leave from there. I don’t know, we’ll see”

They’re also discussing a third option.

“I  talked to Coach [Mike] Bobo and he told me to try to get down on a Sunday to a baseball game,” said Swann, who plays center field and short stop at Grady and currently leads the team in RBI. “I haven’t talked to any baseball coaches yet but Coach Richt said he wouldn’t mind me playing both sports when I get down there.”

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54 comments Add your comment

Lenny

March 22nd, 2010
4:35 pm

Dawg's rule

March 22nd, 2010
4:35 pm

IDIOT SEC DRYWALL/LANDSCAPERS

March 22nd, 2010
4:47 pm

third? how is this news?

Bulldog59

March 22nd, 2010
4:48 pm

This is EXACTLY the type of home talent that UGA has to sign! CMR needs to get close, and stay close with Swann all the way thru signing day in 2011.

IDIOT SEC DRYWALL/LANDSCAPERS

March 22nd, 2010
4:50 pm

I still clicked on the article even after reading the title though!

redeployed dawg

March 22nd, 2010
4:59 pm

For those who have seen him play, would he make more of an impact at receiver or corner?

brucemac

March 22nd, 2010
5:23 pm

How many SEC teams are in Sweet Sixteen. What State University team is still in the NCAA Tourney and playing tonight? Facts are facts.

Dawggirl

March 22nd, 2010
5:31 pm

Come on coach, gotta get this one.

Billy

March 22nd, 2010
5:39 pm

I heard this guy do a radio interview on 790 the other day and I was impressed by how well he stated everything. I think Damian has a bright future.

UGA 82

March 22nd, 2010
5:42 pm

Anyone else notice the quote “when I get down there.” Dawg fans would love to see a homegrown talent like Mr. Swann in Athens. Sounds like a solid youngman…balancing sports and academics. Good luck with your decision and we hope to see you wearing Red and Black. Go DAWGS!

Voice of Reason

March 22nd, 2010
6:02 pm

With enought young men from our state like this one, UGA can win a NC. If we could convince and make these young men understand that playing at home has distinct advantages later, it would be much easier. Long term consequences aren’t always realized at a young age, but if the future is important, hopefully they will see the advantage in coaches that care about them as good people and not just good athletes. Life lessons are taught every day at UGA by Coach Richt and his staff.

Dap01

March 22nd, 2010
6:10 pm

Stay at home, be a hero.

Directions

March 22nd, 2010
6:13 pm

“when I get down there.” Actually, Athens is NORTH of Atlanta.

Chip Towers

March 22nd, 2010
7:06 pm

Directions: Actually, Athens is east of Atlanta.

"Directions" is a DUMMY

March 22nd, 2010
7:16 pm

That was a good one Chip, I think “Directions” just got directed HAHAHA!!! What is it with people who feel the need to correct people when they make a simple mistake? Don’t you have better things to do…..

Ha

March 22nd, 2010
7:34 pm

Hey brucemac, don’t forget to turn the lights out when you leave. And, what does Yech playing (and losing) in BASKETBALL have to do with this story?

Marianela

March 22nd, 2010
7:55 pm

Are you serious? Anyone who thinks this fellow will choose UGA over Alabama is out of touch with reality.

Give me a break.

bruce mac

March 22nd, 2010
8:05 pm

Yech aint playin tonight, The Dawgs are on ESPN tonight.

bruce mac

March 22nd, 2010
8:08 pm

Marianela, you are the one needing reality check. Bama only has 19 scholarships to give and already has 10 committments. They only have at most 5 to give in GA left.

Marianela

March 22nd, 2010
8:12 pm

It’s a matter of playing for a winner or playing for a loser. Not a hard decision to make!

Steve

March 22nd, 2010
8:15 pm

Actually, bruce mac, the Crimson Tide currently only have five commitments for 2011. Plenty of room for Mr. Swann. Plenty.

KJ

March 22nd, 2010
8:17 pm

“Anyone who thinks this fellow will choose UGA over Alabama is out of touch with reality.”

Yeah, because UGA never signs anyone that Alabama wants, right?

Idiot.

bank walker

March 22nd, 2010
8:35 pm

Swann wants to play for the home state Dawgs and be a winner! Bunch of bama fools on here as usual.

Da'Reek

March 22nd, 2010
8:48 pm

It’s far too early to say where Swann WILL play. It’s looking like a Georgia/Bama battle, he isn’t strongly leaning towards any side. Some of you guys need to calm down and face reality that he isn’t favoring either school at the moment.

Directions

March 22nd, 2010
8:50 pm

Actually, NORTHEAST of Atlanta. It is definitely NOT “down there.”
“Directions” is a DUMMY: Yes, do have better things to do, but is kind of funny he keeps saying “when I get down there”.

Elevator from Decatur

March 22nd, 2010
8:50 pm

Athens is down from Atlanta in terms of elevation. Word.

Nick the outsider LOL

March 22nd, 2010
8:52 pm

We already know “the Dawgs don’t want him! until he commits then he’s the next Champ Bailey!”, so boring and predictable. Just like Jacksonville.

randy

March 22nd, 2010
8:58 pm

go to alabama win championships and learn from saban, or go to georgia lose to kentucky and play for richt…real tough call right there.

tenn.DAWG

March 22nd, 2010
9:02 pm

Stay home and be a hero Damian,the Diamond Dawgs need you too.

mrs. vee

March 22nd, 2010
9:15 pm

I have a Cornerback for you and he missed track to visit UGA this past weekend. Check him out on YouTube: “Curtis Mason’s Junior and Sophomore Highlights”. He is out of Villa Rica, GA.

KJ

March 22nd, 2010
10:06 pm

I wonder how Randy knows how to type, given that he was apparently born last year.

harold

March 22nd, 2010
11:22 pm

WHY GO TO AVERAGE PROGRAM LIKE GEORGIA WHEN HE CAN PLAY FOR A CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM LIKE BAMA OR FLORIDA. IF HE PLAYS TENNIS—-OK!

Bamafan

March 23rd, 2010
5:04 am

Georgia will still sign the best players in the state and Alabama will cherry pick the players they need real bad!! Stevie Wonder could tell you if you want to learn from the best in being a great defense back than the Swann kid needs to sign with the crimson tide!!

High school fan

March 23rd, 2010
8:17 am

Enter your comments here Georgia has nothing to worry about as for as recruiting ,they will get their share of top players no matter what. The thing you have to focus on is the play on the field and the play calling. Alabama didn’t dominate any one this year neither did Florida, both of them could have easily had a few losses. The combine competitions are really over rated for a lot of kids . The Nike combine held in Atlanta was very inaccurate in the times . I know for sure the times were not right , you have kids on the same team that practice and run against each othe every day and when you see kids who are a lot faster than another kid. The time of the slower kid shouldn’t be better than the faster kid , that’s not possible. This happened on many instances.

SecIsFootball

March 23rd, 2010
8:32 am

bruce mac….hate to let facts get in the way of a good story but BAMA will be taking at most 21 this year and we are currently at 6 commitments. Saban made Swann a priority so lets not act like we wont have space for him. Either school would be a good pick for the kid but if he is going to end up at DB, his choice should be pretty clear.

Too Easy

March 23rd, 2010
8:32 am

randy: Two words – Louisiana Monroe.

SecIsFootball

March 23rd, 2010
8:35 am

High school fan….not sure I understand your point. BAMA and UF could have easily lost regular season games this year….but they didnt. I could have won the lottery easily if I had picked all the right numbers. I am not sure which football season you watched but we did dominate a few teams that we played including Florida.

kydawg

March 23rd, 2010
8:35 am

Is this young man tall enough to play corner? I know CTG wnats tall corners now? Go to UGA…help right the ship!

kydawg

March 23rd, 2010
8:36 am

oops…wants tall corners…more coffee please!

SecIsFootball

March 23rd, 2010
8:38 am

Too Easy….and since that loss to La-Monroe THREE years ago, we have 2 western division titles, an SEC championship and a national title. Can you say the same for your team after an embarrassing loss?

SecIsFootball

March 23rd, 2010
8:41 am

kydawg…hear you on the coffee. Those 7:00 meeting suck. Not sure on his height as a corner but I have hear that is where he projects at BAMA. We had some success with Arenas at QB so I imaging Saban would not let that become a factor. Kid is a talent. Hope he comes to BAMA.

Kirby Smart you're a punk !!

March 23rd, 2010
9:17 am

Now go wash your daddy Satan’s dirty socks !!

bama & flar-Duh... WHO CARES ???

March 23rd, 2010
9:19 am

NOT ME !!! ;0P

Run FART-erst Run !!....

March 23rd, 2010
9:24 am

I LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATE !!!

Yoda

March 23rd, 2010
9:37 am

Looks like Saban has caught Richt fiddling again!!!!!!!!

local drunkard Otis Campbell

March 23rd, 2010
12:07 pm

UGA did not want him anyway! Saban can have him we don’t need him.

harold

March 23rd, 2010
2:55 pm

WHY WOULD HE WANT TO PLAY FOOTBALL AT AVERAGE PROGRAM LIKE GEORGIA WHEN PLAYERS CAN GO TO CHAMPIONSHIP PROGRAMS LIKE FLORIDA AND ALABAMA. IF IT IS BASEBALL OR TENNIS I CAN SEE IT. FOOTBALL——NO WAY.

bank walker

March 23rd, 2010
6:51 pm

Why would he want to play for bammer, and all for nothing, because he may have to vacate wins, if they win. Florida will start this year carrying the beatdown they did for most of last century. I know, I know, we let the lizards catch up, so it would make it interesting.

i got a tooth

March 23rd, 2010
8:23 pm

I’m from alabama and I only have one tooth…Randy…do you wanna hang out? Lets get off this blog and go to a alabama newspaper site….wait there is none…

yeah c'mone

March 23rd, 2010
9:02 pm

Breaking News: bama has lost it’s appeal and has to vacate 21 games for cheating, yet again!