Newly minted five-star defensive end Josh Sweat is finally starting to get out and see some schools. The Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith star has visited Virginia Tech before but is now planning on visiting two SEC schools.
"I don't think these visits are really set in stone but I should be taking these visits so I can get out there," said the 6-foot-5, 236-pound Sweat. "I'll be going to Tennessee on June 19 and Georgia on June 20 to start with. I really don't know if I'll 100 percent be going there but there is a good chance."
Many people think Sweat has already planned an official visit to Virginia Tech but he says that isn't so.
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"I don't have any official visit set right now," he said. "I'm not sure Virginia Tech will get an official visit. I do like them but I don't know any schools that I will officially visit."
Sweat went on to provide the details on his relationships with Tennessee, Georgia and Virginia Tech.
"I talk to coach Azzanni from Tennessee," Sweat said. "He's visited the school three or four times so I know he's interested. We get to talking and I've gotten to know him a lot better. I do want to take a visit up there and see what it's like. I've heard about the campus up there and I've looked at it online. It looks really nice. I know they put a lot of defensive linemen in the NFL.
"I like Georgia and I've liked them for a while," he said. "I just started talking to the coaches there a little while ago. I do want to get a visit there. I've only talked to the coaches once or twice. My mom and my brother are Georgia fans and that was the only team I really knew about for a while.
"I have a really good relationship with Virginia Tech," said Sweat. "I talk to basically the whole staff a lot. They're really nice guys and it's probably a good fit for me as far as picking an in-state school."
A few schools are recruiting Sweat harder than others.
"Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Florida State and Clemson are recruiting me pretty hard," he said. "There have been a lot lately.
"My relationship with Ohio State is really good," Sweat said. "I talk to coach Zach and coach Johnson a lot. Coach Larry Johnson has a big history with defensive linemen and Ohio State is a good program overall.
"I haven't talked to a lot of the coaches at Florida State," he said. "I've only talked to the defensive line coach there. I'm not sure if I'll visit them right now.
"I really can't say much about Clemson right now," said Sweat. "They just started really recruiting me and I haven't talked to them very much."
Sweat is currently rated as a five-star and is ranked as the No. 11 player in the country.