AJ Swinton Commits To Virginia Tech

AJ Swinton
Small Forward, Class of 2024
Sierra Canyon/Oak Hill/DeMatha
6-6, 210

Mike Young and Virginia Tech basketball picked up a big commitment on Friday afternoon when 4-star forward AJ Swinton announced his decision to On3. He chose the Hokies over Maryland, and he also had offers from Ohio State, Xavier, Georgetown and others.

Swinton is a 4-star prospect, and his overall ranking of No. 78 by Rivals is his highest mark among all of the recruiting services. He visited Blacksburg twice – once in December for the North Carolina game and once for Virginia Tech’s victory over Pitt.

Though he’s listed as a 6-5, 180 small forward by the recruiting services, Swinton is actually 6-6 and closer to 210. Though he can play on the wing as a small forward, it’s also possible that he could develop into a Justyn Mutts type of power forward. He has a 7-2 wingspan.

Though Swinton currently plays at Sierra Canyon in California, he previously played at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia. Before that, he played under current Virginia Tech assistant coach Mike Jones at DeMatha.

Swinton is the first commitment of Virginia Tech’s 2024 recruiting class, and he’ll be eligible to sign with the Hokies in November.

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  1. Long wait to a November signing. Hate to be a pessimist, but he’ll continue to be pursued. Wouldn’t be surprised if he bolted. Hope not. Looks like a big time guy which we need more of.

  2. Ha! Wish I saw this earlier. I work with his grandfather in Chantilly. I’ll rub it in on Monday – grandpa is a UVA grad, fan.

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        1. Can’t find it. Long story short I was informed grandpa died last month. I thought he was on short term leave for medical reasons. Turns out he had terminal cancer, kept it secret from us engineers, and I feel terrible for not keeping touch the last month. Great guy. Great kid. Glad he’s a Hokie.

    1. Kinda wondering how long the Jones DeMatha effect would last, wondering how long Jones would be at VT even, but this is great news in many ways. Always thought wing span was pretty close to one’s height, that Michelangelo thing, that’s a significant discrepancy. Beat out Georgetown, MD, Ohio State. It does make you wonder that he liked the Mutts thing on top of the DeMatha connection.

      1. He’s not done growing. Dad is 6’10” and one of his grand dads was 6’11”. He was in size 18 shoes his sophomore year of HS.

      2. Just FYI, both Georgetown and Ohio State are horrible! We have a much better bball program than both.

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