UCF Recruiting Update

During the bye-week, UCF's coaches hit the recruiting trail, attempting to fill in the estimated 6-9 scholarships that the Knights will use to finalize their stellar 2009 class. While coaches will likely be focusing on bringing in several more defensive backs and some other highly touted players, they still are paying attention to their 14 verbal commitments.

Coach George O'Leary has said numerous times that his coaches will continue to pursue commits vigorously until Signing Day in February. The Knights have already landed some highly touted recruits and have also nabbed some players with loads of potential. With that in mind, InsideKnights.com has contacted several commitments over the past weekend to see how they are fairing.

Evan Swindall is a two-star center, but he has some of the best technique you will see in the southeast. He stands at 6'3", 275 lbs. and also plays with a mean streak.

"The season is going great so far," said Swindall. "We're 3-1 and are currently in first place in our sub-division."

Swindall has a great relationship with UCF's coaches, a reason why he felt comfortable enough to commit to UCF in May, the Knights' first of 14 commits.

"I'll visit if I get the chance. I always keep in touch with the coaches, they are really nice."

Another early commitment for UCF was D.J. Brown of Dunnellon H.S. (Fl.) Brown, a tight end, was UCF's third commit and has a very high ceiling. He has only been playing football for two years, and the former basketball player has been catching on.

Brown is a little thin at 6'3", 220 lbs. but he plays in a run oriented offense, which should help this natural athlete become a polished blocker.

"I have only one catch this season, we really don't pass the ball much," Brown told InsideKnights.com "It's good though, it helps me with my run blocking."

Brown also had an offer from Florida St. but seems set on staying a Knight.

"I visited the South Carolina State game and loved it. I'm probably going to take my official visit during the SMU game."

"We're doing good this season, we're 2-1 right now."

With two of UCF's first three prospects accounted for, it seems like good news all around. Both players are off to good starts, as are their teams, and each one seems like a very strong commitment for UCF. InsideKnights.com has also been in contact with Jarrett Swaby and Jim Teknipp over the past several days and will have updates on those two commits as well.

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