Swayze Has Record Night For Purcell

One of Oklahoma State's early offers in the Class of 2012 had a huge game Friday as Purcell's Cole Swayze rushed for 226 yards and five touchdowns, along with throwing for 79 yards and another score in a 42-28 win over district rival Sulphur.

Swayze scored first on a 56-yard touchdown sprint and then added scoring runs of 7, 6, 75, and 23 yards. In between, the 75- and 23-yard touchdown runs he connected with teammate Saul Ivarra on a 25-yard touchdown pass.

"It was fun, really fun," said Swayze, "It was great to be able to totally cut loose and to be 100 percent healthy. I think that was a career record for me. I'm not for sure, but I think so. I know it was a lot of fun."

Swayze showed off this summer at Oklahoma State's one day mini-camp displaying his athleticism that makes him a college prospect at several positions. He is listed at 6-3, 180 pounds and the combination football and track athlete runs a sub 4.4 in the forty. He is not just fast but brilliant fast. Oklahoma State is the first school to offer a scholarship.

"Yes sir, Oklahoma State offered, but nobody has offered since," said Swayze in updating his recruiting. "Quite a few schools like OU, Oregon, Arizona, and Texas A&M send me a lot of stuff. Those are the main ones but there are a lot of schools that have just sent a letter or two."

Being in Purcell and close to OU in Noman many times leads Purcell Dragon players to be OU fans.

"I've never been totally for one school or the other," said Swayze on that issue being diplomatic. "I like both of the schools and I would root for both. I went to the OSU-Tulsa game and they (OSU) really whupped them. It was impressive.

"I don't know whether I am going to play quarterback, wide receiver, or safety on defense if I get the opportunity to play college football, so it is hard for me to picture myself out there but I do take note of what offenses schools run, and that OSU offense is exciting."

Right now, Swayze is focused on his junior season at Purcell, which is off to a good start. This week he said they have a very tough district game with Madill at Purcell. If you are in the neighborhood that is a good stop to make on a Friday night.

The Dragons are good and Swayze is very exciting to watch as he has to be one of the fastest players in the state.


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