Swanson Wouldn't Mind Pitt Offer

Terry Swanson had a 206-yard effort that sparked a 505-yard total output for Aliquippa, as the Quips advance to the PIAA Quarterfinals.

Terry Swanson is still looking for his first offer. After a 206-yard performance that included a 60-yard touchdown run, in Friday's 34-7 win over Washington, Swanson is at least making a case.

He has generated letters of interest from a number of schools. He went to the Pitt prospect camp last summer. While he still has a postseason run to focus on, he briefly talked about that early interest.

Swanson has rushed for over 1,200 yards and 19 touchdowns this season.

From Pitt; hard," Swanson said, when talking about schols he's heard from. "West Virginia, Penn State, Akron and Temple, right now."

Despite going to Pitt's camp last summer, and the season he's had this year, he feels the need to prove himself at Pitt's prospect camp again--a whole seven months away.

"They didn't offer me yet, but during the summer, I hope they will," Swanson added. "I want to get back there (for camp). I love the Panthers."

Summer is engrained in his head as a time to work; whether it's preparing for a shot at a Division I scholarship, or a WPIAL championship. He feels what his team does in the summer plays a critical role in his team's success. The Quips have played in the WPIAL championship game five years in a row, and have won 15 overall.

"When you work hard, as you did this summer, all that confidence builds on because you know nobody works as hard as you do. That's what motivates us.

"We've been preparing for this since the summer. This is a veteran team, and we're ready to go back for another round. I'm just glad we won, we get a day to celebrate, and then its back to work, that's how we are, it's good to win, but its back to work."

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