Freddie Swain will put an end to the recruiting gamut on Friday.
The 4-star receiver from Citra, Fla., will announce where he’ll be playing out his college career during a ceremony at North Marion High School at 3:30 p.m.
“It feels good to get it over with,” Swain told the AJC’s SEC Country. “It’s been a wild ride, you can say that. It’s something you dream about as a kid. And it really doesn’t happen often. It’s kind of crazy that I made it happen.”
His decision on Friday will come down to Florida, USC, Miami, Tennessee, South Carolina and LSU, though many have pegged him as a strong lean to the Gators.
Miami and Florida have a hand over the other four schools given each program’s proximity to Swain’s hometown.
Florida, in particular, has been linked to Swain for quite some time. The 6-foot-1, 188-pound receiver took two unofficial visits to Florida in September, including a visit on Sept. 26 for its game against Tennessee. Swain has remained a staunch advocate for the Gators.
Swain on Florida’s undefeated start: “I was surprised, but I’ve been telling people that Florida was going to be good.”
Tennessee is another program that has gained some traction. Swain said he’s impressed with the direction the Volunteers are headed under coach Butch Jones and he isn’t at all concerned with the program’s slow start to the season. However, it’s interesting to note that he was originally scheduled to take an official visit to Tennessee this Saturday. He pushed it back to Nov. 7.
Wherever he goes, Swain maintained that he’ll be glad the process has come to a close.
“It’ll be a relief knowing I’m locked in with whichever school I choose,” Swain said. “That’s always good.”
Swain is rated as the No. 24 player in Florida.