Chad Simmons

Jordan-Swilling's time has come

New Orleans Brother Martin athlete Bruce Jordan Swilling gave his verbal commit to Georgia Tech in August. This past weekend, Bruce took the next step to his signing with Tech by taking his official visit.

The visit gave Bruce a chance to meet again with Coach Paul Johnson and defensive coordinator/linebacker coach Ted Roof. “We talked about me coming in and being ready to work hard and being ready to play. I know I’m ready to do just that.  My time has come now and I am amped up for that time.”

Freshman offensive lineman Jahaziel Lee hosted Bruce on the visit. “I liked it being him. He is from my area of Louisiana and we know each other fairly well.  He showed me a great time.”  Lee talked to Bruce about how hard he worked with the hard work resulting in Lee starting a few games on the offensive line. “It made me realize that with hard work I could be pushing for some playing time. I’m going in with the mindset to work hard and earn what I get and not have anything handed to me because of who my dad is and how great he was at Georgia Tech and the NFL.”

The one thing that stood out to Bruce on his visit was getting the chance to hang out with the recruits and the current players. That included working with his brother Tre and T.D. Roof to get the uncommitted visitors to join them in the class. One of those visitors was defensive end Antwan Owens. “We could use his help on the defensive line. I know Antwan had a great time and Tre and I will also be working on Robert Porcher IV. He will be visiting Georgia Tech on the 27th of this month.”

Bruce got to see everything he needed to see on the visit and he also had all his questions answered. “They showed us everything and talked about some plans for improvements for certain areas like the locker room.  I know Georgia Tech isn’t standing still. They are working to give the best to the student-athletes. It’s a win-win situation at Georgia Tech in my opinion.”

With football season behind him, Bruce is now playing basketball for Brother Martin. Bruce has been alternating between the power forward and center positions. “Basketball is a good sport to keep up my conditioning.”

Brother Martin will be holding a signing day ceremony on the afternoon of February 1st but Bruce and his brother Tre plan to sign their letters that morning.  “I’m not completely sure if it will happen that way but I know it will happen at some time that day and it will be Georgia Tech. Tre and I are so ready to get to Atlanta and start our college careers.”

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