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 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.