With 16 offers on the table from some of the top programs in the country, as well as a top 5 of TCU, Stanford, Michigan, Michigan State and Oregon, Swain is a highly sought after young man. So what will it take tomorrow to separate TCU from the pack?
"Well I've been to TCU's practice before so I'm just trying to see if the intensity is still like I remember seeing it for the first time" said Swain. "That's one of the things that really attracted me to TCU was how they practiced and how defensive emphasized they were."
"I'm just trying to get another look at that and see the progression of the players as they get geared up for that first game against LSU."
With TCU returning 9 starters on defense, they're expected to once again be the top defense in the Big 12 in 2013. With All-American and All-conference players all over the field, there's one position that's lacked that super star caliber player over the last 2 years. That position is linebacker and Swain knows this all too well.
"I'm fully aware of their linebacker situation and I've talked to their linebacker coach, coach Cross" he said. "He's very honest with me about what he has right now and what he would like to have in the coming years."
"He's also told me about who else he's recruiting at my position so he's been very honest with me and I like that."
When practice rolls around for TCU tomorrow, Swain says he wants to get an up close look at a few things. For one, he wants to see how he would fit in with Coach Patterson's vaunted 4-2-5 scheme.
"Well, if I'm going to play in this defense, if I do end up signing with TCU, I want to get more familiar with the intricacies of it and get the schemes and see what role I would be playing in the defense" said the Olathe star. "I really want to get a feel for it while I'm here and sit in on some meetings which will give me a better idea about what's really going on the defensive side of the ball at TCU."
"They've had so much success, not just in recent years, but in years passed as well so I want to see what they're doing and really just get a chance to be around the players more and see how I fit in with them."
With his senior season nearing, Swain wants to focus on his Olathe North teammates and the season that lies ahead for them. With time winding down until kickoff, the time is now for TCU to impress.
"I'm an athletic linebacker and I know that they need athletic linebacker's in their defense so I'm hoping to get a better feel for everything tomorrow" he said. "This kind of defense intrigues me because I like to use my speed to get off blocks and things like that so we'll see how I do this year now that I weigh 228 and not 205."
"I'm a lot bigger now but I've maintained my speed so I'm interested to see what I can do now."
With TCU battling a handful of top notch programs for Swain's signature, the way they fit his style of play could be the deciding factor. Stay logged on to HornedFrogBlitz.com for the latest as the end of the #29 OLB in the country's recruitment draws near.