Swann's staying home

Damian Swann announced on Saturday that he was going to play for the University of Georgia. Find out why he chose the Dawgs, when he committed to UGA, and more right here.

"I have always wanted to play for Georgia, so I have always had them high on my list. I have visited there a lot, I love the environment there, I can see myself playing in Athens, and I feel good about my future at Georgia," said Damian Swann.

Although Swann did not make his commitment public until Saturday January 8 in San Antonio at the U.S. Army All-American game, he let UGA know almost a month earlier.

"I visited Georgia in December and I committed to Mark Richt right before I left to go back home. I told him I was ready to commit to him, but that I wanted to wait until the Army game to make it public. He liked my idea, we laughed about it, and it was great. Once he knew I was truly committed, he stood up and gave me a big hug. He said that is what he does when kids commit to him. He was really excited about my commitment."

The 6-foot, 175 pound athlete out of Atlanta (GA) Grady could play a number of positions in Athens and he thinks he will see time on both sides of the ball.

"I think they are bringing me in as a corner, but they have talked to me about me being a kick returner for them and that they also plan to put an offensive package in for me too. I think I will end up paying both sides of the ball at Georgia like I did in high school and it will be fun."

Now that Swann knows where his future is going to be, he is going to get others to join him. Although he wanted to keep his commitment quiet, he has been recruiting some for UGA.

"I talked to Nick O'Leary, Ray Drew, and some others out in San Antonio," he said. "I tell them I am going to Georgia and that they should come too. I am going to try to get as many top recruits as I can to come to Georgia so we can do something special there."

The Scout100 athlete has big plans at Georgia and he wants to make a big impact there. Many schools saw the talent, athleticism, and potential in Swann and offered him like Alabama, Florida, Ohio State, and Virginia Tech among others. He chose Georgia over them, but he may still take a few trips between now and Signing Day.

"I am 100 percent committed to Georgia and I am excited about Georgia, but I am still looking at visits to Miami and USC. I do not have them set yet, but I am talking to them about it. I know Georgia is where I am going though."

Chad Simmons started out with Scout in 2003 covering top talent in Georgia and other areas in the South. He then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become Southeast Recruiting Manager.
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