He moves extremely well and has both great size (6'8") and post moves for his age. And to think, he's getting looked at by some of the biggest programs in the country for football as well.
But on Wednesday he landed his first Big Ten offer and first major conference offer from John Groce and the University of Illinois.
"Coach Groce from Illinois offered me," he said.
Swanigan, who's other offer currently is from Chicago State, said the offer caught him a bit off guard.
"I was surprised because up to this point, I hadn't heard much from them," he said. "But hearing about the past big men coach has recruited makes me excited and feel like I'm in good company."
Keep checking in for more on Swanigan here at IlliniPlaybook.