|Jimmie Swain. 247Sports.|
Weight: 225 lbs.
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After receiving over 16 FBS offers, Swain has narrowed his list of suitors to Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon, Stanford and TCU.
Here's the 411 on Swain: after spending his sophomore season as a starting linebacker at Olathe North he transferred to Lee's Summit High School for his junior year. At Lee's Summit Swain emerged as one of the best linebackers in the nation. A marvelous junior campaign has him ranked as the nation's 18th best outside linebacker by Rivals.com. Last month Swain elected to transfer back to Olathe North, and he will be an Eagle for his senior year.
Swain is highly coveted by elite programs because he has everything you could ask for in an outside linebacker. He has excellent size and strength to take on and shed blockers and he hits like a freight train. His tackling ability is stellar and he doesn't just tackle an opponent, he devours them. His speed, timed at 4.51 in the forty, means he'll be as fast as any player in the Sunflower League. If you watch his film you'll see that his ability to track ballcarriers laterally across the field is as good as you'll see from a prep prospect anywhere in the country.
Olathe North was looking like a legitimate league-title contender before Swain was added to their roster. Now that the Eagles will have Swain's services this fall, Olathe North looks like a viable contender for a state title. You can't put a price on the impact a dominant linebacker can have at the high school level and Swain will be a name you'll be hearing all fall.