Swanigan talks recent visits
Five-star center Caleb Swanigan continues to take his recruitment at a slower pace. The Ft. Wayne (Ind.) Homestead product is gaining as much information as he can about each school on his list while making unofficial visits along the way. Last week was big for Swanigan as not only did he visit both Notre Dame and Louisville, but he was also named a McDonald’s All-American. Add in the invitation to the Nike Hoops Summit on Monday, and the honors keep coming in. About being named to the McDonald’s Game and the Hoops Summit, Swanigan said, “They are both huge honors. It is always great to play with against the best players in the country, so I was happy to get both of those honors.” Along with the all-star game honors, Swanigan had a big week with visits. He took in Notre Dame’s thrilling win against Duke, and also was present for Louisville’s overtime comeback victory over North Carolina. About Notre Dame, Swanigan said, “It was a great game. I can see that playing in the ACC is top competition and it was a great atmosphere. I definitely had a good time there.” The visit to Notre Dame was a bit of a surprise since Swanigan had never really mentioned them prominently in the past, but he says recently the Irish jumped in the mix and has been talking to them regularly. “Notre Dame came in about a month ago,” Swanigan explained. “They contacted my dad and me, and the coaches seem like great guys.” A few days after visiting South Bend, Swanigan and his father made the trip down to Louisville, and that visit also impressed the five-star prospect. “That is one of the best atmospheres I have seen,” noted Swanigan of Louisville. “It was a great game, the crowd was great, and they showed me a good time.” He continued, “I have known Coach (Kenny) Johnson since I was a freshman, and now I am getting to know the rest of the coaches better and they seem like great guys.” After visiting Louisville the plan was also to check out Michigan State, but mother nature cancelled that visit with a massive snowstorm. Still Swanigan is hoping to re-schedule the trip. “I definitely want to re-schedule,” said Swanigan of Michigan State. “I want to get back up there for a different game. The weather just made it so bad that we couldn’t make it. I hope to get back up there soon and I continue to have a good relationship with Michigan State.” Swanigan also noted that a visit to California is nearly set up. He isn’t sure on the date, but said he will definitely soon be making a trip to the West Coast to see the Golden Bears. Also he is set to visit Duke for their game against Clemson.
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