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Bruce Jordan-Swilling committed to the Yellow Jackets Monday night.

Throughout their recruitment New Orleans, LA Brother Martin athletes Bruce Jordan-Swilling and Tre Swilling talked about playing together in college. When Bruce publically announced his commitment Tuesday that became one step closer to reality.

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Bruce Jordan told GoJackets.com that it was official Monday evening when he talked to the coaches. Bruce just decided to wait and let Tre has his time and now he has his time. “Anyone that thought I wasn't committed was wrong. I am happy to get it out and let everyone know."

Bruce first talked to Coach Paul Johnson last evening. He was extremely happy to have me on board and he was happy for me to be able to do what I wanted and that is to help carry the Swilling legacy on at Georgia Tech.” Coach Johnson told Bruce that he wanted him to blaze his own trail. Bruce also talked to Coach Saeed Khalif. “He’s a close family friend and I wanted to personally tell him of my decision.” Finally, Bruce talked to Coach Ted Roof.  

At the present time, the Tech coaches like Bruce as a WILL linebacker. Bruce and Tre are looking forward to playing with Tech commit T.D. Roof who will start out at the SAM linebacker slot. “Our dads roomed together and played together and now their sons will be playing together. We hope we can be roommates once we get to Georgia Tech."

Bruce also talked to the coaches about playing both linebacker and B Back. "Coach Johnson said he wanted to get me in practice and see how I do. I know that wherever he feels is the best position for me to play that is what I'll do."

Tre and Bruce both plan to help Tech with their recruiting. "Tre and I have a couple of very good recruits we are going to work on to come in with us. I'm pretty sure TD and the other guys that have been helping will continue to help. We want this class to be one to remember."

There were several things that convinced Bruce that Tech was where he needed to be. Having the chance to play where his dad played was first and foremost. “I want to come in and play better than he did.” Having Coach Roof, Coach Khalif, and T.D. Roof at Tech was also a big factor. “We’ve been up to Tech so much that it’s like home. Why wouldn't I want to play at place like that?”  

Bruce feels great now that he’s announced his decision. “I enjoyed the process but I like having my undivided attention with my teammates at Brother Martin. We open with probably our toughest opponent of the season in Plaquemine and we also play John Curtis High School on ESPNU."



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