Graduate Assistant Chris Polizzi visited Swihart at Ballwin (MO) Parkway West High last week. He invited the 6-foot-6, 305-pound offensive tackle to camp at Iowa on June 2. It was accepted.
"(Polizzi) told me that they are looking for football players. They aren't worried about 40 times or any of the combine stats. He thinks I'm huge and that I'm a football player that can play on the next level," Swihart said.
Ballwin is a western suburb of St. Louis, an area in which the Hawkeyes have done well with recruiting and made a name for themselves.
"I know that Iowa is tremendous at putting linemen in to the NFL. The reason I'm going to their camp is because I think Iowa would be a great fit for me. I think I have the work ethic and drive to play for them," Swihart said.
Swihart is searching for his first scholarship offer. He hopes it, and more, will come during a summer camp tour that includes stops at Iowa, Missouri State, Austin Peay, Kansas State, Illinois, Tulsa, Central Arkansas, Northern Illinois and Southern Illinois.
Swihart, who plans on majoring in Athletic Training with a minor in Nutrition, kicks off his camp season next week in Iowa City.
"I hope to learn more about Hawks and develop relationships with the coaching staff. I want to showcase my abilities on the field and let the coaches get to know me both as a player and a person. I ultimately would love to receive an offer from Iowa. I can see myself playing there and making an impact on the offensive line and the program," Swihart said.