6-foot-6 / 265 pounds
Suwanee (GA) / Lambert
McSwain was a three star defensive end in Georgia, rated as the No .11 player at the position in the talent-rich state.
When he committed to Duke, McSwain was a 6-foot-6, 225 pound defensive end. Somewhere between his commitment in June of 2014 and the start of camp in August of 2015, McSwain found time to add 40 pounds.
He will likely redshirt this season, but if he added all good weight and continued to maintain his first step to get by tackles, he will likely factor into the depth chart during his redshirt freshman season in 2016.
How he ended up in Durham
McSwain has one of the healthier offer sheets of any Duke prospect. In June he picked the Blue Devils over offers from 14 other schools including East Carolina, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Mississippi State, NC State, Nebraska, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, and Virginia.
"I am proud to announce that I will be taking my talents to Durham, NC and will be joining the Blue Devil family," he wrote on his Twitter account. "I made the decision last night at 8:00 PM. This is not just a four year decision, it is a 40 year decision that will not just better me as a player, but also as a role model."
High School Highlights
Lettered two years (2012-13) at Lanier High School under coach Bill Wells and one season (2014) at Lambert High School for coach Louis Daniel ...as a senior, recorded 21 tackles with 1.0 sack, one INT and one fumble recovery ... helped Lambert to a 7-4 mark as a senior and a berth in the Georgia High School Association (GHSA) Class AAAAAA playoffs ... key piece of a defense that allowed just 188 points, an average of 17.09 per game ... defense held six foes to 10 or fewer points during the campaign ... as a junior at Lanier, booked 67 tackles with 9.0 sacks, tied for the fourth most in Gwinnett County ... [info from this last section gathered from GoDuke.com]