St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Plantation, Florida is one of the most talent rich schools in the country as they produce D-1 players on a yearly basis.
Pitt has recruited at that school for many years and already have a commitment from 2017 linebacker Albert Tucker. Today, they’ll be back there to check in on Tucker and one of his teammates.
Jason Swann (6-3, 270) is an offensive guard for the St. Thomas Aquinas team. 247 Sports rates Swann as a 3-star prospect with offers already from Mississippi State, Cincinnati, NC State, Fresno State and Syracuse.
“I’m really excited that Pitt is coming to visit me and my teammates (today). I love the pro style offense that Coach Canada runs, they play physical, fast and they score a ton of points,” said Swann.
Despite only being a junior, Swann is familiar with the Pitt football program and is impressed.
“Pitt is a great academic school and the football program has a rich tradition. Everybody that I talk to says that Coach Narduzzi is a great guy to play for and is a real players coach. They’re back in the Top 25, play in an awesome stadium and the win against Clemson was awesome.”
Since Swann is only a junior and his recruiting process has a long ways to go but he’s satisfied with how his high school career has gone and what lies ahead.
“I’m excited about how things have gone so far but mostly I feel blessed. I’ve been a 3-year varsity starter including 2 years now at St. Thomas Aquinas. Some of the recruiting sites have me ranked as one of the Top 15 guards in the country,” said Swann.
Aside from the 6 offers I previously listed, Swann is also hearing from schools like Boston College, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville and Notre Dame.
Is Swann anticipating an offer from Coach Salem and Pitt today?
“I hope an offer comes around soon! If Pitt offers me I’ll be really excited and they’ll be right there at the top of my list. They’re one of the programs I’ve circled that I think my skills would be a really good fit for the style of football they play upfront on the offensive line,” said Swann.
“I’ve never been to Pittsburgh but if they offer I will definitely visit many times, hopefully for Junior Day in the spring and then again over the summer and of course next fall.”
“But my focus really isn’t on offers right now. My focus all season has been on doing anything I can to help my team win another state championship and getting better at my craft.”
Swann says that Pitt started to show interest in him starting in September and Coach Harley went to one of his games last month. Pitt is recruiting Swann as a guard or center.
— Jason Swann (@Jason_SwannJr) October 12, 2016