Recruiting: Swanson Is A Speedster

Cornerback Daxton Swanson of Waco (La Vega), Texas, is one of the fastest of the prospects being recruited by Oklahoma State. Swanson was a little clouded on the recruiting radar screen but he cleared things up in a hurry last week in Stillwater when he dropped off a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash during camp.

"Oh yeah, that went real good," said Swanson of his appearance in Stillwater for camp. "My 40 time was pretty good. They told me it was a 4.47 and I ran it out there on the turf. I know the coaches seemed to really like it."

Swanson said his strengths as a player, and he really anticipates playing at the corner spot on defense, are his speed, his ability to break on the ball, and his hands and ability to make catches. As for weaknesses, modestly, he said he didn't think he really had any. Some might say his size as he is 5-9, 160 pounds, but Swanson doesn't believe that is a weakness. He did play both ways last season before an injury put a halt to his campaign.

"I had 12 catches for 360 yards and three touchdowns, and on defense I had 17 tackles with three interceptions and five passes broke up," recited Swanson. "That's just six games because I broke my shoulder. It's fine now and it's healed up real good, no problem."

Swanson said he has heard from several schools that include Houston, Kansas, Tulsa, and Rice, but he has three favorites from the schools he has heard from.

"Oklahoma State is right up there, and TCU and OU," said Swanson, noting that he has heard from all three. "I would like to commit before school starts and my senior season, and I'm looking to major in business management or something like that."

There is no doubt that a 4.47 on the turf at Boone Pickens is an attention getter.

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