Swain makes commitment number 21 for the Gators

The Florida Gators recruiting efforts were turned up on receiver Freddie Swain (6-1, 174, Citra, FL North Marion) this summer and on Friday he made commitment number 21 for the Florida Gators.

“I’m committing to the University of Florida,” Swain said.”One of the things that stood out to me was how they treat their freshmen players and enable them opportunity for playing time based on how they practice.”

Swain who dominated the summer camp circuits including The Opening event sponsored by Nike in Oregon this past summer, really piqued the Gators interest with his play.

Before the Florida Gators recruiting efforts were turned, Swain was leaning towards the Tennessee Volunteers, but once the Gators started recruiting him hard, Swain was a lean to the Gators and chose Florida over Tennessee, USC and others on Friday due in large part to early playing time in Gainesville.

“I talk to Coach Mac [Jim McElwain] and Coach Dixon a lot and I know choose Florida because of the lack of receivers there,” Swain told Kassidy Hill. ” I can come in and contribute immediately so that’s why I committed to Florida.”.”

Swain makes four receivers commits on the Florida Gators recruiting commits list now as he joins Isaiah Johnson, Rick Wells and Josh Hammond. That list is sure to grow before National Signing Day in February.

This season Swain has 22 catches for 361 yards and two touchdowns and also has a total of 563 total yards and a punt return for a touchdown as a senior at North Marion.

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Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.