Georgia Tech Football Player Season Recap: #3 DB Tre Swilling

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Defensive backs Tre Swilling
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 23: Defensive backs Tre Swilling /

Georgia Tech redshirt freshman Tre Swilling put together a quality first season as a starting corner for the Yellow Jackets.

Tre Swilling, the brother of Bruce Jordan-Swilling made his collegiate debut this season for the Yellow Jackets as be was one of four new starters in the Jackets secondary.

Swilling, a former three-star recruit put together a quality and quite strong season for the Jackets when considering it was his first season on the field at the college level. The Louisiana native played in 12 games for the Jackets, making 11 starts.

The only game he did not play in was the Jackets matchup against Clemson, a game he sat out due to suspension handed down by the coaching staff.

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In his 12 games, however, Swilling totaled 24 total tackles on the season including 1.5 tackles for a loss, and a single sack. His 24 tackles was the 14th most on the team. In addition to his tackles on his stat line was a lone forced fumble, one interception, and 6 pass deflections. He was one of three Jackets to have at least one sack, one forced fumble, and one interception this season. Joining fellow defensive back Kaleb Oliver and defensive lineman Anree Saint-Amour.

Swilling put together several strong games this season including a season-high six tackles against Louisville. He also had a five tackle, one interception performance against North Carolina and a four tackle day against Virginia.

Overall, Swilling was never a huge liability for the Jackets. While he did get beat at times, Swilling showed the ability to adapt and make improvement over the course of the season. Swilling should return as a starter next season and it will be interesting to see how he develops under Geoff Collins who will work with the defensive backs closely.