Quarterback, Class of 2022
Cherokee High School, Canton, GA
The scholarship offers continue to make their way in for Cherokee (Ga.) 2022 quarterback AJ Swann. Virginia Tech joined the group yesterday, making for 11 total. He also picked up recent offers from Colorado and Tulane.
For Swann, though, it’s a cautious wait and see approach, as it has been for many recruits in the current climate. He’s seen a couple of schools first-hand, but that’s been limited. In the meantime, Swann has stayed in contact with a few dozen schools, as he awaits not only more possible offers, but more chances to physically see some of his options in-person.
“Right now, I’m talking more now that coaches can talk to us,” he said. “I’m trying to be somewhat patient. It’s hard not to get on campuses and see facilities, see how you feel around the staff and everybody there. I plan on making a decision definitely before the season. I’m not sure how long, but definitely before.”
The Hokies first made contact just over a year. Though Swann has not been to Blacksburg, he’s been interested enough to keep the communication line open.
“Before quarantine last year, I was supposed to go up for a junior day and check out everything,” he said. “Then quarantine hit and the visit got cancelled. I stopped talking to them a bit, then when season started, started talking more and more. Then, we stayed in touch and they offered. I know it’s the ACC, pretty tough competition, that’s the main stuff I know.”
Assistant coach Adam Lechtenberg has been Swann’s primary recruiter, though recently, it’s also been offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen. The talks between the three have given Swann a good impression so far.
“I’ve really talk to Coach Lecht the most, but Coach Corn is a great dude, a great recruiter,” Swann said. “He seems like a funny dude to be around and hang out with. With Coach Lecht, he’s a great recruiter, great coach. We’ve stayed in contact recently, just on and off, but he obviously knows how to talk to players. He has a great sense of humor, but he knows when to take things serious and when to joke around.”
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