Junior small forward Jordan Swopshire has spent the past year at Sportquest Academy in Virginia, and believes it has allowed him to mature both on and off the court.
Several A-10 schools have been interested in the talented St. Louis native. Xavier sends him letters and packages "every day", according to Swopshire, and Richmond has taken in a workout recently. The hometown St. Louis Billikens haven't yet reached out, but he said he is anxiously waiting some contact from them.
"I have not been in contact with SLU," Swopshire said. "That's one school I really like but I haven't heard anything from them. . .Being at home for my college career would be awesome, but on top of that, Rick Majerus is a Hall of Famer. Being able to play at home is awesome and if I were able to get that opportunity, it's definitely something I would have to look into."
Some other schools who have shown interest recently include Wake Forest, Tennessee, and Florida.
Although he has enjoyed his time at Sportquest, he'll be heading elsewhere for his senior season, though. Swopshire told A10Report.com that he would be heading to Montrose Christian for his final year of high school.
"Montrose wanted me this year, but I'll be there next year for sure."
His AAU schedule will be changing as well. After being a fixture on the Louisville Magic, Swopshire told A10Report.com that he will likely suit up for Team Takeover or the St. Louis Eagles for a limited number of tournaments.
Stu Vetter, the head coach of Montrose Christian, wants him to concentrate more on the USA Basketball program instead of worrying about the AAU circuit, but would like to see his body progress.
"He wants me to get in the weight room this summer and prepare myself for the USA tryouts," Swopshire said. "Spring ball isn't as important as making the USA team, but I'll get in a couple tournaments for sure."
For now, Swopshire is back in St. Louis on Spring Break and has been working on his game. The thought of teaming up with former St. Louis Warrior teammates Nolan Berry and Jimmy Barton may come to fruition this spring or summer with the Eagles.
Despite holding just a few mid-major offers, look for his recruitment to gain traction soon.