Four-Star TE Ryner Swanson has received offer from Louisville football

Louisville’s Josh Lifson scores a touchdown against Pitt. Oct. 22, 2022Louisvillepitt 10
Louisville’s Josh Lifson scores a touchdown against Pitt. Oct. 22, 2022Louisvillepitt 10 /

The ties between 2024 tight ends and the University of Louisville football program continue to grow as newly awarded four-star Ryner Swanson, a 6-foot-5 240-pound tight end, recently released a new graphic of all of the scholarship offers he has received up to this point.

The new four-star ranking comes from a recent update on that included his recruiting profile. According to 247 Sports, he is a three-star recruit, but the activity on his 247 Sports profile does not look as updated as his profile.

Swanson is a product of Laguna Beach High School in Laguna Beach, California and was originally recruited by Pete Thomas, the former quarterbacks coach for the University of Louisville. Per his Twitter profile, he received an offer from the Cardinals on July 1, 2022. And seven days later, he released a graphic showing that Louisville was one of nine schools who had offered him at the time, while he was a junior in high school.

So, it’s safe to say his name has been tied to the Louisville football program for many months now and continues to be so. Although with the newly installed staff headlined by Jeff Brohm, the typical procedure is that any former recruits offered by the previous coaching staff have to be re-offered by the new staff. And with his most recent graphic dropping yesterday, it appears as if that scholarship offer still holds.

Plus, an offense under Jeff Brohm is highly more condusive to wide receivers and tight ends than the offense under Scott Satterfield. Satterfield is much more of a ground-and-pound type of coach, rather than an air-raid where the quarterback spreads the ball out all over the field.

One school that was not included in the most recent graphic is the University of Cincinnati, which is very peculiar since Pete Thomas and nearly the entire staff from Louisville went to Cincinnati following the Scott Satterfield hire. So, it leaves one to wonder why they haven’t reached back out to him yet, especially since they were one of the handful of Division I schools who offered him as a junior in high school.

Last season, he was the quarterback’s favorite target as he recorded 83 receptions for a team-high of 952 yeards and 12 touchdowns. His average of 68.0 yards per game led all receivers. He also proved himself to be durable in playing in 14 of his team’s 15 total games.

Swanson becomes the latest tight end recently attached to Louisville football, now joining Miami’s Benjamin Blackburn, Georgia’s Kylan Fox, and Georgia’s Martavious Collins. If Swanson does become a Cardinal, he would be the latest in the California to Louisville pipeline following the likes of Pierce Clarkson, Jahlil McClain, Aaron Williams, and Jamari Johnson.