One visit set for Swanigan
Five-star class of 2015 center Caleb Swanigan from Fort Wayne (Ind.) Homestead has started off his season very strong. The 6-foot-9 and 255 pound Swanigan is focused on winning a state title right now, but he does have one college visit set up for this month. Swanigan has been his usual dominant self rebounding and scoring on the low block, and so far he has been fairly happy with his play. “The season has been going pretty well,” said Swanigan. “As a team we haven’t been as consistent as I would like, but we have been playing pretty well lately.” As he has during his entire high school career, Swanigan looks in noticeably better physical condition this year as opposed to last, and he says it is making a big difference in his game. “Definitely I have noticed a big difference,” noted Swanigan. “I am able to play the whole game and everything, I run the floor a lot more efficiently and also I am able to get rebounds that I used to not be able to get.” Recruiting wise no real decisions have been made by Swanigan yet. He has offers from Michigan State, Duke, Arizona, California, UCLA, Purdue, Kentucky, and a host of other programs. Most recently Swanigan visited Duke and came away very impressed with what he saw. “Cameron Indoor Stadium was great, and I got to see what Duke has to offer and how they do things,” said Swanigan. “I got to see how Coach K does things in practice, and it is just really historic there and I liked the visit a lot.” Up next for Swanigan will be a visit to the West Coast. “I am going to Cal on December 28, I am not sure if that will be official or unofficial,” said Swanigan. “I have a good relationship with Coach (Cuonzo) Martin since he was recruiting me at Tennessee. I want to see what it is like out there and just the area and everything. I want to see how the players live and just go to a practice and stuff like that.” In terms of any other visits, Swanigan said, “After my season I will figure out other schools I will visit, so Cal is the only one that I know right now.” While it is beginning to get later in the process for Swanigan, he says he isn’t going to rush into any decision and is focused on taking his time and finding the best place for him. “Recruiting has slowed down a lot because college coaches are focused on their season just like I am focused on mine,” said Swanigan. “I feel like recruiting is something that I want to get out of the way, but there is no way I am going to rush into anything and pick the wrong place.” Currently Swanigan is viewed as the No. 5 center and the No. 9 player overall in the class of 2015.
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