Four-star Dailyn Swain sets two official visits, cuts list of schools to 5

On3 imageby:Joe Tipton08/05/22


Class of 2023 four-star prospect Dailyn Swain tells On3 he’s down to five schools: Ohio State, Arizona State, Xavier, Clemson, and Arkansas.

The 6-foot-6, 170-pound small forward from Columbus (OH) Africentric Early College also received offers from Cincinnati, Kansas State, Marquette, Butler, Virginia Tech, among others.

Xavier will host Swain for an official visit on August 18th, followed up by Ohio State on September 3rd. He’s also looking to set up visits with the remaining schools on his list. It should also be noted that Arkansas has not officially offered Swain.

The Ohio native is aiming to make his college decision by early September.

Swain is the No. 80 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies. He’s also the No. 17 small forward and the No. 2 player in the state of Ohio.

This summer, Swain averaged 9.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 2.3 steals per game for All Ohio Red on the EYBL Circuit. He also shot 52 percent from the field and nearly 80 percent from the free throw line.

Fun fact: Swain’s AAU teammate, Devin Royal, committed to Ohio State earlier this week. Royal and Swain are also teammates with George Washington III who is also committed to the Buckeyes.

Swain breaks down finalists

Ohio State: “Ohio State is my hometown school and it’s right in my backyard. I grew up an OSU fan and to be recruited by them means a lot to me. I am officially visiting on September 3rd.”

Arizona State: “They have been recruiting me for a while but started to heavily recruit recently. I like their play style a lot and I think I would thrive in that program. I am setting up a visit in early September with them.”

Xavier: “Xavier has been really heavily recruiting me and I like the school and program. Coach (Sean) Miller has developed many players and has gotten them to the NBA and that is very intriguing to me. I am officially visiting August 18-19.”

Clemson: “Clemson is fairly new in my recruitment process. I am still working on building relationships with the staff. I am setting up a visit to the campus in the near future.”

Arkansas: “Arkansas is a great program and I like their play style a lot. Coach (Eric) Musselman has produced a lot of talent in the past couple of years. I am hoping to set up a visit with them soon.”

Swain discusses his game and what he’s looking for in a school

In a previous interview with On3’s Jamie Shaw, Swain described his game and who he tries to emulate as a player.

“I’m a positionless, super versatile guard,” Swain said. “I do whatever the coach wants me to do on the floor, play defense, shoot, facilitate, anything he needs. I like Paul George and Shai Gilgeous Alexander. Their ability to control the offense and play so smooth and at such a tall height, like me.”

What’s Swain looking for in a program?

“I want to go to a school where I can come in and play, make an impact,” he says. “Winning is big too. I wouldn’t say location really matters to me, but fit. Player development is a big piece for me too.”

Scouting Summary

“Dailyn Swain is a length guard with a projectable frame. He is comfortable on the ball, initiating in half and full court. Swain sees the floor well and is slippery, in transition, attacking the rim. He is very unselfish; you would almost like to see him be more aggressive in attacking the basket. Swain is also very you for his grade, with an ’05 birthday. He will need to continue adding weight and grow in aggressiveness. There are a lot of tools to like here with some ceiling for continued growth.”

On3’s Jamie Shaw, National Recruiting Analyst