Top 4-star WR Freddie Swain commits to Gators

By Adam Silverstein
October 9, 2015

The Florida Gators‘ vastly improved offense obviously caught the eye of four-star 2016 wide receiver Freddie Swain (Citra, FL), who decided to end his recruitment and commit to the program during a ceremony at North Marion High School on Friday.

Swain, an incredibly talented playmaker who announced the ceremony shortly after Florida routed then-No. 3 Ole Miss 38-10 last Saturday, is a 6-foot-1, 188-pound prospect who is rated as the No. 165 player in the nation, according to the 247 Sports Composite.

The Gators topped an extensive offer list for Swain, who plans to be all around the country this fall. After back-to-back unofficial visits to Florida on Sept. 5 and Sept. 26, Swain scheduled upcoming visits to Miami (Oct. 17), Tennessee (Nov. 7) and USC (Nov 27). It is unknown whether Swain plans to still make those trips.

Initially recruited by Florida assistant Randy Shannon when the coach was serving as Arkansas’ defensive coordinator, Swain has since been a project of Gators WR coach Kerry Dixon.

The athletic wideout is the second-highest rated prospect in Florida’s Class of 2016, just 10 spots behind four-star cornerback Chauncey Gardner III. He is the 21st player to commit to the Gators, second in the last week (three-star athlete McArthur Burnett).

Swain is now the fourth receiver committed to Florida for next season, joining three-star prospects Joshua Hammond (Hallandale, FL), Rick Wells (Jacksonville, FL) and Isaiah Johnson (Palm Beach Gardens, FL).


  1. Robert says:

    Adam do you have any idea why their is such a huge difference in ESPN’s ranking of Josh Hammond and other recruiting sites? ESPN has him as the 90th overall prospect while most other recruiting sites have him as a 3 star.

  2. Dave Massey says:

    Knew this was coming. Gators need to own their part of the state.

  3. SW Fl Joe says:

    Commitment number 22 needs to be a kicker

  4. Michael Jones says:

    We need to win only half of the battles we’ve been losing to FSU and watch what happens with this talented coaching staff. And it WILL happen.