Five-star defensive end Josh Sweat spent the last few days visiting Tennessee and Georgia. Both are considered among the top contenders for the star out of Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith and he really enjoyed his time in the south.
"We got there after a 7-hour drive and it was pretty nice," said the 6-foot-5, 236-pound Sweat. "It was one of the top campus and we did a tour and saw the stadium. I like the coaches and they made me feel really comfortable. I got to talk to a few players but I didn't really get to hang out with them very much. It was a really nice experience and I'm glad I visited.
"I got to talk to the coaches," he said. "They like me and want me to play there. They were telling me that the people there are really nice and that's a big part of it for me because if I'm waking up down there for the next few years I want to be around nice people."
After spending some time at Rocky Top, Sweat headed further south to Athens to check out the Bulldogs.
"It looked just like it was in Virginia with all the trees," Sweat said. "They had a really, really nice facility. They had a lot of new things but it was pretty much the same deal with Tennessee. They had a nice coaching staff that made me feel like I could be there. I have to talk to a couple more players because they were having a practice when I was there so I couldn't talk to them very much. For them to say they were comfortable around their coaches says a lot.
"The coaches were talking to me mostly about building their team because they have some new coaches," he said. "I have faith that they can build their program back up. They were talking about their recruiting class and how they can build. They like to be around players with good personalities."
Sweat is currently ranked as the No. 11 player in the country.