UGA offers big Dawg fan

Georgia offered another top prospect that shined at Dawg Night on Tuesday. After the coaching staff met, Bryan McClendon delivered some big news to an in-state prospect...

Eric Swinney caught Bryan McClendon's attention at Dawg Night.

It was Swinney's quickness, his footwork, and attitude that may have stood out to the UGA running backs coach the most.

Swinney knew at the end of Dawg Night that he was high on McClendon's list and the scholarship offer from Georgia on Tuesday confirmed that.

"I talked to Coach 'Bmac' on the phone and he just let me know that I have an offer from Georgia," Swinney said to Scout on Tuesday. "He told me after Dawg Night that he wanted to offer me, but that he had to discuss it with the staff first. He confirmed the offer with them, told me about it Tuesday, and he told me that he wants to coach me at Georgia."

The 5-foot-10, 179 pound junior running back out of Tyrone (Ga.) Sandy Creek has dreamed of playing inside Sanford Stadium.

"Oh yeah, me and my family are big Georgia fans, so I have grown up watching Georgia. This offer means a lot because I have watched them and liked them for so long. It would be awesome to play for Georgia one day. That's something I have though about before for sure."

The offer from Georgia gives Swinney 13. UGA hopes that is lucky 13 for them.

Despite the love for the Dawgs growing up, the future Scout 300 running back is keeping his options open.

"I am going to look around and look at different schools, but me being a Georgia fan could help them out some," he said.

"Georgia has an amazing coaching staff, the people there are great, and they go after the best at running back. They know how to coach their guys, they put guys in the NFL, and that is my dream.

"I just want to look around, but the Georgia offer is a big one for me. Me, my parents, and my whole family are big Georgia fans."

Swinney have visited Georgia twice already in 2013 and he will be back this fall for at least one game between the hedges.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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