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Swann takes in ND game

Greenwood (Ind.) Center Grove's Jovan Swann has a long list of offers. Even though Notre Dame is not on that list, the three-star defensive tackle made an unofficial visit to South Bend for the Fighting Irish's home opener on Saturday.
"The main focus I went there with was just seeing what the team was about and watching them play," Swann said. "As far as recruiting, I spoke with the coach and he basically told me would be down sometime during the season to watch us play. That's as far as it got as far as a recruiting conversation."
Swann's interaction with Notre Dame prior to Saturday was limited to mailings, including the game invite. After Saturday's experience, though, the central Indiana prospect is interested in hearing more from the Irish.
"It was amazing - everything I'm sure a football player could ask for," he said. "Playing in front of a home crowd like that would be enjoyable every game."
Close to 20 schools have offered Swann a scholarship. He has named top groups before, but heading into his senior season the three-star prospect is pretty wide open.
"I'm starting to set up official visits," Swann said. "I don't have any set dates, but I'll keep people posted.
"I am definitely most interested in visiting Stanford because of the distance. You can't just take an unofficial visit overnight. I may be revisiting some schools I visited during the spring: Northwestern for sure, and then it's a toss up for some other schools."
Other schools Swann visited this off-season included Missouri, Iowa and Indiana.
"Absolutely those schools are still in the mix," Swann said. "Iowa is the only school I've been to twice besides IU. They are definitely a team I respect and have a higher (interest) in right now.
"There's some other schools I have close ties with as far as the relationship we've built with the coaching staffs. As time goes I'll set up some visits, but I have to talk with my parents because I have a pretty big list."
The 6-foot-3, 265-pound Swann has recorded two sacks in his first three games this season, helping Center Grove get out to a 3-0 record.
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