Sons of NFL star could be package deal at SEC school
NEW ORLEANS — Bruce Jordan-Swilling and his half brother Tre Swilling would like to play for the same team in college, and it’s a good possibility that they will.
The Swillings both have offers from LSU, Texas A&M, Michigan, UCLA and Tulane. They haven’t made their college choice yet, but it looks like when they do, it’ll be a decision they make together.
“That’s been one of our goals — to play in college together — since we’ve been little,” Jordan-Swilling told SEC Country. “Why not go to the next level together and push each other to our maximum limits? We like talking about it, but we haven’t made a decision, yet, but I’m pretty sure we’ll wind up at the same school.”
Said Tre: “It is very ideal if we both go to the same college together and play. But right now, we’re trying to figure out which school is the best fit for us. If it doesn’t work out and he has to go to a different school than me, then that’s just how it goes.”
In a game earlier this season, Jordan-Swilling, a 4-star running back/linebacker from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans, rushed for 350 yards and scored seven touchdowns. Tre, who is a 3-star defensive back at Brother Martin, said it would probably be best if they attend the same college because neither wants to go up against the other on the next level.
“I sure wouldn’t want to line up on the other side of him and I’m sure he wouldn’t want to go up against me, knowing how talented we are,” Tre said.
The Swillings don’t have a leader right now, but both acknowledged that LSU is one of their top schools being that it’s close to home.
“Of course they’re going to be one of my favorites because they’re in my home state,” Bruce said. (LSU running backs) coach Frank Wilson and coach Les Miles — I have a great relationship with those guys. But I don’t have a top school or anything like that right now.”
Said Tre: “I don’t really have a leader right now. I’m just focusing on the regular season, but LSU is up there.”
The Swillings are the sons of 5-time NFL Pro Bowler Pat Swilling. The linebacker starred at Georgia Tech before finishing his NFL career with 107.5 sacks.
Their father has been an important person in the recruiting process for the 2017 prospects so far. Bruce is trying to decide whether or not he wants to play running back or linebacker in college. Oklahoma is the only school to offer him at a specific position (linebacker).
“He actually told me that I have been a great running back, but he also told me that you play longer in the NFL as a linebacker than you would as a running back,” Bruce said. “You also make more money as a linebacker. I will talk to my dad about it. He’ll tell me what I’m better as and I’ll tell him what I’m better as and we’ll just have to come to an agreement.”
The brothers are expected to make a commitment during their senior season.