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2024 4-Star AJ Swinton Commits to Virginia Tech

By Nels Williams | February 24
2024 4-Star AJ Swinton Commits to Virginia Tech
AJ Swinton will be a delight to see on the court in Blacksburg come 2024. (Virginia Tech Athletics)

Virginia Tech men’s basketball picked up its first commit in the 2024 class on Friday.

Sierra Canyon small forward AJ Swinton will be joining the Hokies, the 4-star recruit announced today.

“It was a trust factor, as the coaches value what I bring to the game,” Swinton said to when asked why he chose Virginia Tech per On3. “I have all the confidence that under this coaching staff my game will grow to another level. When I went on my official visit the coaches broke down every aspect of my game and it was identical to VTech’s system; it’s really a seamless fit. The relationship that my family and I have developed with the coaching staff played a significant factor as well.

“I plan on continuing to excel in the classroom and I know that VTech prioritizes the academic success of their student athletes. My plan is to major in Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise, and VTech has a strong program. I am looking forward to pursuing that path.”

The 6 feet 6 inches, 190-pound Hyattsville Md., native is ranked 78th nationally by He officially had offers from Howard, Georgetown, George Mason, Maryland, Ohio State and Xavier.

He released this video today on his Twitter, taking shots at a basketball court in the Foxridge Apartment Complex in Blacksburg:

Swinton was recruited by Associate Head Coach Mike Jones, who he also played for when he was at DeMatha Catholic High School.

He visited Blacksburg a few months ago to witness Virginia Tech play North Carolina in early December. Per 247Sports, he stated that Cassell was “an amazing environment” and that Mike Young & Co. “broke down my game to show exactly how it fits into Virginia Tech’s system.”

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Nels Williams

Junior student at Virginia Tech studying sports media analytics and covering all things Hokies for the Sons. Writing includes football -- both collegiately and NFL -- and I am the primary beat writer for the Virginia Tech men's basketball team's 2022-2023 season. As seen on the Sons's social media platforms, I mainly direct and produce the "Roots Rapid Fire" series, where I conduct quick sit-down interviews with current Virginia Tech athletes in collaboration with Roots Natural Kitchen. Other video content I contribute includes promotions for game-day pins at Main Street Pharmacy in Blacksburg and on-field videography during football games. Get in touch with me here:

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