Swayze Making The Rounds

Standout athlete Cole Swayze of Purcell, Okla., is moving right along with his rehab after season-ending ACL surgery on his left knee this past football season. He is moving well literally, and figuratively when it comes to moving around on Juniors Days as he has made three campuses to check it out.

"I've already been to three Junior Days," said Swaye, who is a 6-1, 195-pound speedster that has played quarterback for the Dragons.

"I went up to Missouri and that went really well. It was nice to see how they do things up there because I had not been up to see their facilities, and I really get along well with Josh Henson (offensive line coach) and he is the main guy recruiting me at Missouri.

"At Oklahoma I was able to see all the facilities and a lot of the stuff," added Swayze. "I had been there on game days and you don't get to see everything.

"At Oklahoma State, I had seen most everything because I had been there the most, but the coaches don't have as much time to talk to you on game days, so it was good to have time to talk to the coaches," concluded Swayze on the three Junior Days he attended. "I talked to Coach (Mike) Gundy, and Coach (Bill) Young is the coach that is recruiting me for them right now."

Swayze added that for right now Oklahoma State is the only school that has offered. Swayze was offered by the Cowboys shortly after he stood out in a one-day camp over the summer and clocked a sub-4.5 in the forty on the Boone Pickens Stadium turf.

It was during the season that he injured the knee after he already had 669 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. It was an ACL tear only and no other damage.

"I have been cleared and have started jogging and I only have to go to the physical therapist once a week and they have freed me up to do more on my own," explained Swayze. "They are talking about possibly clearing me in maybe around two months."

As a sophomore, Swayze rushed for 1,080 yards and 15 touchdowns while throwing for 631 yards and 4 touchdowns. He is not locked into quarterback and realizes that many schools are looking at him as an athlete.

"I am open to anything," he said. "It would be fine to play another position. I think right now for everyone it is too early to make that decision."

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