Swindle names three early leaders

Jordan Swindle, a 6-6, 272-pound offensive lineman from St. John's (FL) Creekside, holds offers from Louisville and Southern Miss, and is receiving heavy interest from several BCS programs. Swindle spoke with InsideTheVille.com about the Cardinals recent offer and named three early leaders in his recruitment.

Louisville liked Jordan Swindle, a 6-6, 272-pound offensive tackle from St. John's (FL) Creekside, enough to verbally offer a scholarship recently.

"It's my first offer and I'm really happy about it," Swindle said. "I'd like to visit soon and check out the facilities."

Swindle said Louisville assistant Larry Slade is heading up his recruitment.

"They said I was tenacious and I have good footwork," Swindle said.

Swindle definitely has interest in Charlie Strong's Cardinals, and he's planning to visit Louisville.

"I don't know much about Louisville," Swindle said. "They've been sending me mail recently and I want to visit there to learn more about them. I'm trying to figure out my schedule if I should go during the spring or the summer. I've got to figure out when I can do it."

Southern Miss has also offered Swindle, and several other programs are showing interest in the big offensive lineman.

"Arkansas has been showing a ton of interest," Swindle said. "They came and visited my school three times. Notre Dame has visited me. I went to Florida's junior day, and Boston College has been sending me a lot of mail."

Though it's early in the recruiting process, Swindle named three favorites. Louisville, Florida and Arkansas are the early leaders. "Florida has been my dream school since I was a little kid," Swindle said. "I like Arkansas because they run a pro-style offense, they're showing interest in me and they are in the SEC."

Swindle, who is looking for a pre-Med program close to home, is searching for a good fit. "Academics are really important," said Swindle. "The place has to feel like home, and be relatively close to home. I'm not necessarily looking to stay close to home, but it helps."

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