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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