Kevin Swint is starting his third season as inside linebacker at Carrollton High School. The 6-foot-3, 240-pound senior is a two-time all-state selection who received offers from all schools in the SEC and ACC before committing to play at Clemson University. That hasn’t stopped schools like Georgia, Alabama and Stanford from continuing to pursue him until National Signing Day.
The Trojans need a big season out of Swint and fellow linebacker Chaz Chambliss if they’re going to reach their goal of winning a state championship.
GPB Sports caught up with the defensive standout to ask him a few questions.
How can you get better this season? “I’ve worked hard on doing the simple things and I’m going to give great effort every time I step on the field. This year is the last run.”
What was the best thing about the recruiting process? “It was fun to travel to different places and see what other schools had to offer. It was good to be able to see where the D-I teams play and to be able to walk on those fields and talk to those coaches.”
Have you ever had a chance to carry the ball? “No, I haven’t. Hopefully I’ll get a chance to do that on Senior Night.”
What is it like to play under the lights at Carrollton each week? “It’s great. You get to play in front of your relatives, play in front of your friends, your teachers. It’s just a great atmosphere. Everybody in the community loves Carrollton football.”
What is on your long-term bucket list: “I like to cook, so I might open a restaurant later in life. I like to cook a variety of things. My favorite is pasta.”