Top 100 running back Swinney has 4 SEC schools in Top 5


If you are a fan of Auburn, Georgia, Ole Miss and Tennessee–you should be smiling right about now.

Eric Swinney, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound running back out of Tyrone (Ga.), has those four SEC schools in a top five with Florida State. Keep in mind, Georgia is stacked at running back with Nick Chubb and Sony Michel signing last month, so even though Swinney is from Georgia, he may head elsewhere in the SEC. For the record, he and Auburn QB commit Tyler Queen go back and forth quite a bit on Twitter.

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Swinney announced the top five at the Atlanta camps early this weekend. He is rated No. 87 overall in the country, the No. 9 running back in the nation and Georgia’s No. 11 top overall prospect–not a bad resume. As a junior he rushed for 1,149 yards and 22 touchdowns for Sandy Creek HS. He also is a good receiver out of the backfield, catching just 11 passes but going 325 yards for 4 TDs.

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the composite rankings for high school prospects.


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  • Gurley is gone to the NFL next year, who knows how Marshall will recover from the ACL surgery, Chubb and Michel will be Freshman in the SEC one play away from disaster….never have too many quality RB’s.

  • I do NOT want to see him go to AU or Tenn. Both those schools seem to have pretty crowded backfields, too, so if that really isn’t a factor, then why not come to UGA?

  • Dont count Hugh Freeze and the Rebels out.

  • Well no one saw Gurley 100% committing to UGA after Marshall did. On the other hand the Kamara situation shows us Richt usually has things work out for the best. Lots of folks are in the dumps about all the top flight talents seemingly going else where out of state but UGA seems to keep those that have the programs best interest at heart. If they don’t “want” to be a Georgia Bulldog then they probably belong elsewhere.