Hutch's Swift makes final call

Hutchinson HS star Nathan Swift has made his final decision on where he'll be playing his college football this fall.

Nathan Swift, the all-purpose star of the Hutchinson HS football team, told GoldenSports.Net on Saturday that he will honor his commitment to Nebraska and play football for the Cornhuskers this fall.

Swift had committed to Nebraska in 2003 but when the Huskers fired coach Frank Solich, Swift said he might revisit his decision, depending on who Nebraska named as Solich's successor.

On Friday, former Oakland Raiders head coach Bill Callahan took over at Nebraska, and Swift said he was happy with the decision.

"I haven't had a chance to talk with anybody there yet, but I'm definitely still going to Nebraska," Swift said on Saturday.

"I like the fact that they got a coach who is going to get the passing game going."

Offensive coordinator Barney Cotton recruited Swift and had him convinced that the traditional grind-it-out Nebraska offense was due for a change.

"He said that in the next couple of years they were going to try to balance the offense more," Swift said.

Under Callahan -- who took the Raiders to the Super Bowl as a rookie head coach in 2002 -- the Huskers are expected to introduce fans to the forward pass like never before seen in Lincoln.

Two of Swift's Hutchinson teammates -- OL Lydon Murtha and QB Tony Mortensen -- have signed with Minnesota.

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