Bruce Jordan-Swilling, a 4-star outside linebacker from Brother Martin in New Orleans, committed to Georgia Tech on Tuesday.
He took to Twitter to announce the news:
Jordan-Swilling is considered the No. 7 player from the state of Louisiana, the No. 14 outside linebacker and the No. 176 player overall in the class of 2017, according to 247Sports.
While 247Sports has Jordan-Swilling ranked as an outside linebacker, Scout.com sees him as a running back at the next level:
Jordan-Swilling will get offers to play running back and linebacker, but on offense is where we like him best. At running back, he really his a nice blend of power and finesse. He has quick feet and he do a little dancing in the hole to make defenders before getting to the second level. He really sees the field well and he has a great feel when to cut-back. He is a bigger back and he is not easy to tackle. He can get those extra yards after initial contact. He is a back who has the ability to stay on the field due to his size, ability, and productivity.
Despite that analysis, Jordan-Swilling told
While his plan is to play linebacker in college, Georgia Tech may consider giving him snaps on both sides of the ball if Jordan-Swilling is interested. It wouldn’t be unheard of—Shaq Thompson played linebacker and running back at Washington, while Owen Marecic played fullback and linebacker for Stanford.
But linebacker is in Jordan-Swilling’s blood, as he mentioned in his tweet on Tuesday. His father, Pat Swilling, was a five-time Pro Bowler and the 1991 Associated Press NFL Defensive Player of the Year. Football is clearly in the family’s blood—Jordan-Swilling’s brother, Tre Swilling, is a 3-star cornerback prospect in the class of 2017, per 247Sports.
Georgia Tech will certainly be happy to be adding part of that pedigree to its football program.
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