December 28, 2011

Swain close to offer?

ATLANTA - Recruiting players in the trenches is always a top priority for schools in the Southeastern conference because it is where almost every game is won or lost.

The Peach State is loaded for 2013 on both the offensive and defensive lines, and schools from all over the country will be converging very soon.

Troup County's Maurice Swain is being recruited to play on both the offensive and defensive line, depending on the school.

"I'm getting letters from South Florida and Tennessee," said Swain. "But I'm getting most of my letters from Auburn and Georgia. Georgia wants me on the offensive line."

Despite the interest he has attracted on both sides of the ball, Swain definitely has a position that he would like to play at the next level.

"I want to play defense really. I like defensive end," he said. "I mean, I'm ok with offense and I know that's where the money is at, but I want to play defensive end.

The Troup County star is definitely standing out at the Georgia Junior Bowl practices this week as he has an excellent combination of size and athleticism, but the home state Bulldogs believe that he is an ideal fit on either end of the line of scrimmage.

"Georgia likes me at tackle," said Swain. "They like how athletic I am and how I use my size."

Swain's teammate, Alabama commit Reuben Foster, gets most of the attention, but Swain knows that his role for Troup County is just as important.

"I do my work up front and make plays on the line," said Swain. "Reuben picks up things after that. He's a great player though."

With plenty of time to make a decision, Swain isn't rushing any decisions, and is waiting on a few offers to roll in before he puts a timeline on anything.

"I don't have the offers yet, but I know they are coming," he said. "I'm just going to keep it cool. I want to get offers from the big time schools, and then I'll know more."

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