Matt Swaine
Matt Swaine

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Rochester, Ill.

High School:
Rochester

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 220

Position:
DE

Experience:
HS

02/05/2014

Redbird Football Signs 24 on National Signing Day

The class bolsters depth at key positions of wide receiver, linebacker, running back and defensive end.

Rochester HS: Three-year varsity starter for head coach Derek Leonard ... 2013 Illinois High School Football Coaches Association (IHSFCA) Class 4A All-State selection at defensive end ... Academic All-State honoree ... member of four-time IHSA Class 4A state champions, becoming the first public school in state history to win four-consecutive titles ... two-time Central State 8 All-Conference and Academic All-Conference player ... recorded 69 tackles, including 17 sacks (No. 2 in the state among defensive ends), during senior season ... also batted down eight passes, forced two fumbles and blocked a field goal ... tallied 72 tackles and nine sacks as a junior, while earning All-CS8 honorable mention honors ... also forced two fumbles, recovered two fumbles, batted down 14 passes and blocked a field goal ... also a three-year starter on the basketball court.

Personal: Born December 6, 1995, in Kissimmee, Fla. ... son of Britton and Lisa Swaine ... one of three children ... his mother played basketball at Central Florida ... member of the honor roll and National Honor Society ... plans to major in physics and renewable energy.