The Texas Longhorns were looking for recruiting answers in the trenches and got good news on Monday evening with the commitment of four-star defensive end Zac Swanson following his visit to Austin.
The 6’4, 255-pound defender from Brophy College Prep in Phoenix holds 17 offers, including the USC Trojans, the Oklahoma Sooners and the Oregon Ducks. His commitment represents continued evidence that not only will the Longhorns head west to find talent, but they are likely to do well leveraging those connections.
Swanson is a big body in the trenches, with significant athletic upside as well as impressive body control already. He is physical enough to push through smaller defenders, while also chasing down quarterbacks in the backfield.
Swanson becomes just the second lineman on either side of the ball to commit to the 2022 class, both playing in the defensive trenches. He joins North Shore defensive tackle Kristopher Ross in the group, becoming the eighth member of the class and just the second out-of-state commitment.
Ranked as a consensus four-star prospect, Swanson is the No. 360 player nationally and the No. 25 strong-side defensive end, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.