Swigert Continues To Add Offers

Louisville, Ohio, star athlete Bob Swigert is piling up offers at a fantastic pace. Swigert, who holds offers from Colorado, Pitt and Cincinnati, received a pleasant surprise this week when Michigan issued a written scholarship offer. Has Ohio State been in contact? Bill Greene has the latest on the fast-rising prospect.

Louisville, Ohio, two-way star athlete Bob Swigert continues to add offers on a weekly basis. Swigert now claims to have received more than 10 offers and that number is expected to rise.

"Recruiting has been really good and very surprising, to tell you the truth," Swigert said of his recruitment. "I want to get out and visit a lot of schools once our baseball season is over. I have offers from all of the MAC schools, Indiana, Cincinnati, Pitt and Colorado. A few days ago Michigan was at the school and I received a written offer from them in the mail."

Swigert, who had 45 catches for 571 yards and scored 4 touchdowns in 2008, spoke about a few of his offers and how they rank on his personal list.

"I was really excited to get the Michigan offer," he stated. "Coach (Bruce) Tall was at my school and stayed to watch one of my baseball games. We talked later that night on the phone and he said they were going to offer me. The written offer came a few days later. I know J.T. Turner and Jerald Robinson are both headed to Michigan from Stark County, although I haven't spoken to either of them yet. I couldn't believe they offered me and it means a lot to me. Coach Tall said he wants me on defense, but he wasn't sure what they had in mind. I will definitely get up there for a visit this summer."

"I've been to Pitt already on an unofficial visit and I really liked it there," he continued. "I like the facilities and the great tradition they have. Dave Wannstedt was an amazing guy to talk to, and I liked all the coaches at Pitt. Coach [Frank] Cignetti is recruiting me for Pitt."

"Indiana is a program I like a lot because I love the way their offense is run," Swigert admitted. "They're going to the Pistol offense and they want me as a slot-receiver, which is where I think I fit in best in the college game. I'm looking forward to getting out there and seeing their campus. Coach [Bobby] Johnson is recruiting me and we get along well."

Swigert, 6-foot-1 and 175-pounds, is also hearing from Ohio State. He recently attended the Buckeye spring game and came away impressed.

"Ohio State is definitely at the top of my list," Swigert stated. "I was at the spring game and that was awesome. Coach [Jim] Bollman was at my baseball game earlier this week, but they haven't offered. They said they want to see me in camp before they will offer me. If I perform well they said they will offer. I will be going to the Ohio State camp for one day. I think it's on June 16th, but I'm not real sure about the date. Ohio State is recruiting me as a wide receiver."

Swigert is also hearing from Notre Dame, Maryland, Northwestern, Iowa State, Syracuse and Michigan State.

"There have been some great players at Louisville who never got recruited this highly," he said. "I don't understand how they didn't get the attention I'm getting. It's quite an honor for me and it's really great for Louisville. I'm looking for the right fit for myself. I'm probably going to major in something in the medical field and that will play a part in my decision as well. I'm not in any rush to get this done, so I will take my time and find the school that I feel most comfortable with."


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