Schwindel comments on UK Camp; Jones' Commitment

Hancock County athlete Michael Schwindel talked with Inside Kentucky on Monday night after camp came to a close for the day. See what he had to say about UK Camp, David Jones' commitment, and his time-table on when he wants to make a decision.

As documented in our most recent article entitled, "Up Close and Personal," the Schwindel family had a very eventful weekend that did end Saturday night with his outstanding Ohio County performance.

"Mike didn't get much time to enjoy (the victory)," Mike's father Jake Schwindel said. "He was in the car Sunday morning, driving to Lexington for the camp."

Talking with Mike, you couldn't get the sense he had just played 6 basketball games and 8 football games the weekend before.

"I feel pretty good," Michael Schwindel told Inside Kentucky late Monday. "The camp is going pretty good; we're just working on fundamentals and doing drills."

Among the buzz at camp was David Jones' commitment.

"Yeah, I had heard that he did," Schwindel said. "He's a great player and we talked a little bit in line and stuff."

"He was real excited about it."

Asked what position the staff had him working with, the Western Kentucky native gave us a glimpse of just how talented he really is.

"Safety and reciever," the Hancock County star said. "They are recruiting me to play both at Kentucky."

That statement doesn't surprise anyone that has seen the star play. He tallied 56 tackles and nine interceptions as a junior in helping lead Hancock County to an 8-4 record. He returned four kicks for touchdowns on special teams as well as four on interceptions. He also forced six fumbles.

For the season, he accumulated 15 turnovers, by himself.

The junior from Lewisport (Ky.) has not necessarily narrowed his choices down, but indicated that a decision could come soon;

"I think I wanna make the decision before the season starts because then your not out there trying to impress scouts," Schwindel explained. "In the end, it makes you play better."

"So far Kentucky and Louisville are on the top of my list," Schwindel said. "Still only got the one offer from Kentucky, but after the Louisville camp, they made it seem like they were going to offer me here soon."

According to Schwindel, Army and Harvard have offered for basketball.

"I am not 100% sure yet, but I would definitely say I am leaning towards playing football."


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