McSwain talks visit to Vandy

Trevon McSwain of Lanier High School in Sugar Hill, Ga., was offered early in the year by Vanderbilt's Charles Bankins. This weekend the 6-foot-7, 226-pound defensive end/outside linebacker made a visit his first visit to Vanderbilt and immediately put the Commodores among his list of early favorites.

"When Coach Bankins visited my school a few months back, he extended the offer," Trevon McSwain said to He liked my size, my speed, and how I quickly I can get off my man and pursue the quarterback. The offer was for outside linebacker.

"I went to Vandy yesterday [April 5th] and it went well. I liked that the coaches don't focus solely what you do on the field, but also emphasize what you do in the classroom. They talk about life after football and making a future for yourself after football has ended. The program seems like it's in good hands with Coach Mason. He put together a great staff and the football squad is looking good for next season. I know he has them headed in the right direction."

The Longhorns of Lanier went 9-3 in 2013. McSwain started all 12 games and made 67 tackles, nine sacks, 16 quarterback hurries, four pass breakups, and forced two fumbles. He was named first team All-Region and All-County.

McSwain has ten offers. He has visited Duke, Georgia Tech, N.C. State, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.

"My favorites are the five schools I have visited," he said, "but I don't plan on making my decision until next February. Schools that run a 4-3 are recruiting me at defensive end and schools that run a 3-4 like me at outside linebacker. My family and I are going to focus on the best place for me to get an education where I'll earn a degree that will be put to good use in the long run. I'm looking at majoring in a Business field of study."

Vanderbilt has also offered Derrick Brown, also a defensive end from Lanier who is in the Class of 2016. Brown figures to be one of the top players in the state of Georgia next season. The tandem of McSwain and Brown should cause plenty of headaches next season for opposing quarterbacks in Georgia Class AAAA. Top Stories