Grad transfer Swann commits to Hoosiers

Indiana received a commitment Thursday from Stanford grad transfer Jovan Swann.

Swann, a 271-pound defensive lineman, played in all 12 games and started nine in 2019, racking up 32 tackles, eight for loss, as well as 5.5 sacks. The Indianapolis native was an honorable mention All-Pac 12 selection as a junior in 2018.

“Thank you Stanford University for a great four years, on and off the field,” Swann posted to Twitter. “I have completed the process of finding a home for my final year of eligibility, after many prayers and great discussions. 

“To all my support system, near and far, and the rest of Indiana, I am staying home this time and committing to Indiana University!”

Swann is a Center Grove alum, ranked as the ninth-best player in the state for the 2016 class. He did not play as a freshman at Stanford, which grants him an extra year of eligibility.

A defensive tackle recruit out of high school, Swann has been listed as a defensive end by Stanford, meaning he could have versatility in terms of where he lines up in IU’s four-man front.

Swann is the second Stanford grad transfer to choose IU this offseason. Dylan Powell, an interior offensive lineman, chose the Hoosiers back in December and was a limited participant in IU’s spring practices as he recovered from a labrum surgery.

Here is a highlight of Swann versus Northwestern last season:


  1. Smart, experienced defender. Looks like another great pickup for IU’s defense. The D-line should have plenty of depth this season.

  2. Things are looking up. Appears we just picked up a stud qb in the grad transfer portal as well

  3. It is very good news to have Swann coming back home and going to IU. He improves the depth at DL and will help keep the DL fresh this season.

  4. Depth and more depth a luxury particularly when added depth has plenty of D1 experience. More pieces for KW to launch an even more attacking D. Can’t wait.

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