LSU needed an experienced edge rusher out of the NCAA Transfer Portal to help fill the void left by BJ Ojulari. The Tigers took a step in that direction with the addition of Oregon transfer Bradyn Swinson.
A 6-foot-4, 235-pounder, Swinson played his high school ball in Georgia before he signed with the Ducks in the 2020 class. LSU defensive line coach Jamar Cain recruited Swinson when he was coaching at Arizona State and that relationship gave the Tigers an inside angle this time.
With two years left to play, Swinson started in one of the 30 games he played in for the Ducks, logging 3.0 sacks and 35 tackles – 5.5 for loss – in a reserve role.
247Sports ranked Swinson as the No. 18 strong-side defensive end in America and the No. 45 overall prospect in Georgia. The 247Sports Composite ranked him two spots lower at the same position and 10 spots lower in the Peach State.
Swinson joins a transfer class that includes former Alabama wide receiver Aaron Anderson, Florida defensive lineman Jalen Lee and Arizona defensive end Paris Shand.