Swayze Rehabbing After Surgery

Last weekend in Stillwater, quarterback/athlete Cole Swayze of Purcell, Okla., was not moving nearly as fast as he was on his last visit to Boone Pickens Stadium. The 6-1, 192-pound speedster that is a bonafide sub-4.5 in the forty tore his ACL in his knee four games into the season in practice and has already had surgery.

"Yes, I actually had the surgery two weeks ago, two Fridays ago," said a very upbeat Swayze. "Dr (Mark) Pascale of the McBride Clinic did it and he said it was the ACL and no other damage. I'm already walking on it and I'm already into rehab. It's amazing what they can do with treating this injury."

As you might imagine there is a long list of schools that were recruiting Swayze with his skill set of speed, strength, and ability to play a number of places on the football field. He said he is still hearing from those schools.

"I was at Oklahoma State last weekend and I keep in touch with Coach (Mike) Gundy and Coach (Dana) Holgorsen, and they are very encouraging," said Swayze of the school that has offered him.

"This week I am going up to the Nebraska game (vs. Missouri) and check out their campus. I get letters from a decent number of schools. It is fun to see what shows up in the mail box."

Last season, Swayze rushed for 1,080 yards and 15 touchdowns while throwing for 631 yards and four touchdowns. This season on the ground he was well on his way to topping his output from his sophomore season as he had 669 yards and 11 touchdowns on 55 carries when he was injured.

Swayze is confident about his future.

"My final goal is to come back and be better than I was before the injury," he said. "That is the big goal and the important one to me, but I have a lot of little goals each week in therapy."

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