IU Football: Defensive Lineman Jovan Swann Transferring to Indiana

In defensive lineman Jovan Swann’s case, you can come home.

And for Indiana, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

After unsuccessfully recruiting the Greenwood, Ind. (Center Grove High School) product in the class of 2016, Swann announced today on his Twitter page that he will graduate and transfer into the IU football program from Stanford.  Swann will be eligible immediately for the 2020 season.

As a senior at Stanford Swann played in all 12 games and made nine starts.  He finished with 32 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.

The 6-foot-2 and 271 pound defensive end added two quarterback hurries, one pass breakup, one forced fumble and one blocked kick.

Swann was 2018 All-Pac-12 honorable mention and a two-time academic All-Pac 12 at Stanford.

After redshirting his freshman season, Swann his played in 39 games over the last three seasons, recording 85 tackles including 11.5 sacks.  Swann also forced two fumbles and he has an interception and blocked kick to his credit.

An Indiana native, Swann played at Center Grove under head coach Eric Moore.  As a recruit he was a three-star in the top-700 overall.  Swann was the nation’s 34th-best defensive tackle by Scout, 44th by Rivals, and 46th by 247Sports in the class of 2016.  Overall in the state of Indiana, Swann was the fifth-best recruit according to ESPN.

Swann entered his name in the transfer portal in December and has been widely expected to come to Indiana over the last few months, although there was a change in Indiana’s coaching staff at the defensive line position when Mark Hagen left and was later replaced by Kevin Peoples.

Swann is the second former Stanford player to graduate and join Indiana for the 2020 season along with offensive lineman Dylan Powell.  He will have one year of eligibility remaining.

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