After redshirting his true freshman season, #3 Tre Swilling will look to make an impact on the field for the first time in 2018.
Tre Swilling, is a 6-foot-0, 185-pound redshirt freshman defensive back out of Brother Martin High School in Louisiana. The cornerback is the son of former Georgia Tech defensive lineman and First-Team All American Pat Swilling, and also the brother of Tech linebacker Bruce Jordan-Swilling. Along with his brother, Tre was part of the 2017 signing class for the Yellow Jackets.
What He Brings to The Table:
Swilling will not likely not start immediately for the Yellow Jackets but could find his way into the rotation this fall. With the Jackets having to replace each starter in the secondary, the coaching staff will be sure to explore their options early in the season before they get into the meat of their schedule. If Tre impresses early on, he could see more playing time as the season goes on and could become an impact player.
Swilling was heavily recruited by then-defensive coordinator Ted Roof who had been teammates with his father Pat but should still be a great fit in Nate Woody’s defense.
What to Expect in 2018:
If the film shows anything at all about his ability, then Nate Woody will be pleased with Swilling and what he can do for the Jackets . In his highlight film which you can watch here, Swilling has a great ability to anticipate plays and make things happen.
He is physical enough to make himself apart of plays that he seems to have no business in and the ability to break up passes even after the receiver has seemed to make a play. That kind of talent even in high school is just plain fun to watch and will be even more fun once he gets his chance with the Yellow Jackets.
Swilling is a legacy player and part of what will almost certainly be a revamped defense under Nate Woody. If Swilling is any indication of things to come, then Georgia Tech fans have some awesome players to look forward to in the next several seasons and it starts with this guy.
The only real question mark is going to be when he gets his chance, and what will he do once his time comes? For now, the sky is the limit with Tre Swilling but only time will tell how the legacy fares on the field.