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Tre Swilling is keeping the family legacy alive.
The highly touted cornerback out of Brother Martin (La.) gave Georgia Tech a verbal commitment. His brother, Bruce Jordan-Swilling, committed to the Yellowjackets just two days later.
“I had great offers and coaches that recruited me throughout the process,” Swilling said. “I decided to commit to Georgia Tech because I wanted to continue the Swilling legacy that my father and uncles started.”
Both brothers are following in the footsteps of their father, Pat, and uncles, Ken and Darrell, all of whom played at Georgia Tech.
Pat played at Georgia Tech in the ’80s before being selected by the Saints in the third round of the 1986 NFL draft.
“There was no place that could give me more motivation,” Swilling said. “And to be playing in their shadows and working to stand out like they did in their time
“Being able to run out on the field and look up at my father’s name on the Hall of Fame banner will serve as a reminder of the hard work and effort it takes to be great on and off the field.”
Swilling committed to Georgia Tech over offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, Michigan, South Carolina, Texas A&M and a slew of other major programs.
At 6-foot, 180 pounds, Swilling is a true shutdown corner that is tall enough to match up with big, physical receivers and athletic enough to handle even the most speedy pass catchers.
“I am ready to make an impact at Georgia Tech,” Swilling said. “I am comfortable in their defensive scheme and feel like I could really succeed in it.”
Swilling is completely solid to Georgia Tech and does not plan on making any visits at this time. He will, however, make an official visit to Georgia Tech at some point in the fall.
With his decision out of the way, Swilling is focused on helping his team win games on the field this season.
“We worked really hard all offseason,” Swilling said. “We have set a goal to go to the Superdome and win a state championship.”