Miami football getting visit from massive UVA transfer OT Ryan Swoboda

Dec 5, 2020; Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 5, 2020; Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports /

Ryan Swoboda, a 6’10, 325-pound offensive tackle who spent the last four seasons with Virginia will visit the Miami football program on January 14 according to multiple reports. Miami needs to add more depth and experience on the offensive line entering the 2022 season under new head coach Mario Cristobal.

Cristobal and new offensive line coach Alex Mirabal want to create a tougher more physical Miami offensive line. Miami loses right tackle Jarrid Williams who just ended his seventh season of college football. Left tackle Zion Nelson is currently waiting to hear from the NFL Draft Advisory Board before making a decision on his return.

With Williams’ departure, Swoboda would have a chance to compete to be a starter at Miami. Swoboda started 24 games for Virginia. Miami will also have offensive lineman John Campbell returning in 2022. The Hurricanes have several OL who can play guard or tackle. Swoboda is primarily a tackle at 6’10.

Swoboda is from Windemere, Florida who has arguably outperformed his ranking when he signed with Virginia. According to the 247 Sports composite rankings, Swoboda was the 1,204 player, 110th OT and 178th player in Florida in the Class of 2017. Miami did not sign any OL in the Early National Signing period last month.

The Hula Bowl scouting report on Swoboda said “Rare height and solid weight with good footwork and explosion. Solid pass blocker with good lateral agility and UOH. Adding an athletic OL with the size Swoboda has will provide versatility for Miami. Several other programs are potentially interested in Swoboda.

Cristobal said during his introductory press conference he wants to add between 16 and 20 players to the roster by the end of the signing period. The Miami football program signed nine players and added USC transfer defensive lineman Jacob Lichtenstein last month. Miami likely needs to add at least one or two OL.

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Swoboda is familiar with Miami from playing the Hurricanes in the ACC Coastal. In his five seasons with Virginia, the Cavaliers went 2-3 against Miami. Virginia defeated Miami 30-28 on September 30 at Hard Rock Stadium. Swoboda will have a chance to meet Cristobal and Mirabal on the weekend of January 14.