Thursday, January 28, 2010

A Name To Watch

I threw a name around recently that I thought we might see near the end of recruiting. Now it seems it may come to fruition. Patrick Swilling, Jr., the son of former Pro Bowl linebacker for the Saints Pat Swilling, is seriously considering a visit to Auburn this weekend.

Swilling may be a diamond in the rough like Daren Bates last season. Swilling is a 6'3" corner back with 4.5 speed could help boost Auburn's secondary if he receives a committable offer. Also a basketball star, Swilling would prefer playing football and at the safety position in college but his future might be in basketball. Swilling apparently has all the intangibles but he is not known as one to want to make the big hit.

With a 3.2 GPA and a 22 on the ACT, Swilling is expected to qualify. If he makes the trip to the Plains this weekend, he could be a replacement for D.J. Howard if Howard switches to Clemson or Kentucky since Darius Robinson now says he is 100% to Clemson.


  1. If possible, we need to change our recruiting philosophy and begin to sign some taller Corners and safeties due to the height of today's WR's. Small corners and safeties with slight builds can't seem to hold up to the beating they take in the SEC through the 12 game season and post season play. Other schools have begun doing that for better match ups.

  2. Pat Swilling, I thought I recognized that name. He played at Stephens Co. in Toccoa. I wasn't in high school yet, but I remember he was a big name even then. My high school in Hartwell played them every year back then.

    Yeah, if Jr's anything like dad, he'll be a good one...

  3. "but he is not known as one to want to make the big hit."

    That is a nice way to put it. Afraid to hit would have been my way. I know you've seen that video on td.