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Former Stanford defensive end Jovan Swann to transfer to IU


IU football players get into stance at the line of scrimmage Aug. 6, 2018, during practice. Former Stanford University player Jovan Swann committed to play his final year of eligibility at IU on Thursday. IDS file photo and Matt Begala

Although the IU football team has had to stop recruiting, the team found a commitment from a graduate transfer with ties to Indiana: former Stanford University defensive end Jovan Swann.

As a senior at Stanford, Swann started nine games and finished with 32 tackles, eight tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. He was an All-Pac-12 honorable mention and a two-time All-Pac-12 Academic Team member.

In total, Swann amassed 18.5 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception in three years in Palo Alto, California.

Swann, who in 2015 won an Indiana state title with Center Grove High School in Greenwood, announced his intent to transfer to the Hoosiers on Twitter as a homecoming of sorts.

“I am staying home this time and am committed to Indiana University,” Swann said in a statement. Swann has one year of eligibility remaining.

Back in 2016, Swann was a top recruit for IU before he committed to Stanford. In 2016, he was rated as a three-star athlete and ranked as the 46th defensive lineman in the country, according to 24/7 Sports.

Swann will join IU and first-year defensive line coach Kevin Peoples in Bloomington when football activities resume.

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