McSwain 'loves' Tennessee's family feel

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Talk to Trevon McSwain about Tennessee for long enough and he'll eventually say the word "love" – over and over and over.

The Scout three-star defensive end gushes about his recent visit to Knoxville for a junior day event, praising the program as one that "just gets how to handle people."

"Everything here is just great," McSwain told InsideTennessee. "I love the facilities. I love the program. I love the coaches. I love the campus. I love everything."

McSwain's "love" affair with the Vols started early last Saturday morning, as he watched the team run through drills during a spring practice.

The 6-foot-6, 210-pounder says he's never seen one like it.

"That's when I knew I was going to like the visit," McSwain said. "(Butch Jones) keeps it fun. Like, more fun than I thought a practice could ever be. I loved that. That's so important. You don't want practice to be boring where players aren't into it and aren't paying attention, you know, just going through the motions. I love that they keep it all live and exciting."

As his day on Rocky Top went on, McSwain got the opportunity to experience what he calls Jones' "infectious energy" first hand.

"Talking to coach Jones, man," McSwain said with a grin, "that was the best part of the day."

The Lanier (Ga.) High School standout also spoke with several other Tennessee coaches – including defensive line coach Steve Stripling and defensive coordinator John Jancek – and said all give off a "family vibe."

"It's a family program," the nation's No. 64 defensive end prospect said. "Everyone is friendly and everyone just wants to get to know you and cares about you."

McSwain – who owns more than 10 offers from the likes of Illinois, N.C. State, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and Vanderbilt – said Tennessee is the perfect distance from his home in Buford, Ga.

"I want a place to be far enough where (my parents) can't just pop in," he laughed. "But, you know, also close enough where they can be at all the games. That's real important to me.

McSwain said the Vols are "up top" after the visit, but said he plans on taking his time during his recruitment. He lists Alabama as a school he'd like to get an offer from, also naming Virginia and N.C. State as programs he likes.

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