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Zac Swanson, a four-star defensive end from Phoenix, is down to Kentucky and three others

(Twitter: @zackswanson4)

(Twitter: @zackswanson4)

How about some love out west?

On Monday afternoon, Zac Swanson, one of the best players in all of Arizona, released his list of top four potential college choices, which featured Texas, Southern California, Oregon, and the Kentucky Wildcats. Listed at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, Swanson is a four-star prospect according to Rivals and the 247 Sports’ Composite score. He currently plays for Brophy College Preparatory across the country in Phoenix and is a member of the class of 2022.

Swanson spoke with Brandon Huffman of 247 Sports about all four programs and had some high praise for the Wildcats. Here’s what he had to say:

Kentucky: “Kentucky is put in there because I think it is a school on the rise. It is also a recent offer and I have talked a little bit about scheme and they want me playing field end which really interests me. It’s also a school that really teaches you how to be a man and work for the things you want. Because it is more recent, I haven’t been able to do much but I have been able to look through the website and take a virtual tour and it is a school that really catches my eye. I also have been talking with coach (Brad) White and can tell he wants the best for me along with all the other coaches.”

Swanson also told Huffman that he’s still hoping to visit campuses after the May 31 in-person recruiting dead period comes to an end and that he would like to make a decision sometime this summer. Looking across all of the offers that Kentucky has extended to the class of 2022, Swanson is one of the very few that hail the western part of the country.

Both 247 Sports and Rivals believe Swanson is a top-30 ranked strongside defensive end in the nation, slotting him at No. 19 and 29, respectively. Three schools out of his top four–Kentucky, Texas, and Southern California–have all extended offers since the new year began, while Oregon has been on his trail since June.

You can read what Swanson had to say about the other three schools here.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

5 Comments for Zac Swanson, a four-star defensive end from Phoenix, is down to Kentucky and three others



  1. TBW3011
    9:42 pm March 1, 2021 Permalink

    Come on down



  2. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    4:31 am March 2, 2021 Permalink

    Ok, this one has me intrigued, did his family know Stoops?



    • chris gettelfinger is not walking through that door
      11:02 am March 2, 2021 Permalink

      I didn’t think about that when I saw he’s from Phoenix, so maybe that’s the connection. Mike Stoops wasn’t that successful there, but maybe they built some relationships that they still have. Hopefully they did and it helps us get this guy.



    • Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
      9:36 pm March 2, 2021 Permalink

      Mike wasn’t but Arizona’s defense progressed under Mark.



  3. wildcatdon
    7:58 am March 2, 2021 Permalink

    Cool that we are looking more in Texas and out west. Hope we can land him