New Offers For Swanson

Terry Swanson talks about his six offers, and where he'll be camping at this summer.

Aliquippa (PA) running back Terry Swanson rushed for 1,546 yards with 21 total touchdowns, helping his team to a 15-1 record in 2012.

Even more remarkable, the fact that four-star corner Dravon Henry rushed for 1,915 yards with 31 total touchdowns. Even with Henry playing at a high level, there was still room for Patrick to accelerate his game.

In addition to that 15-1 overall record, the Quips captured a WPIAL Class AA championship and an appearance in the state title game. Though the Quips lost a heartbreaker to Wyomissing, 17-14, the season was still a success. However, Swanson said with each passing season, it's made him and his teammates all the more hungry for 2013.

"The team focus, is just finishing," Swanson said. "My sophomore year, we lost in the state semifinals. Last year, we lost in the state championship game. This has to be the year. We're working hard, just pushing ourselves. We knew this group was going to be special in ninth grade. We just have to work hard. Talent that doesn't work hard, doesn't get anywhere. That's why you have to work for."

As a result of everything, Swanson has racked up six offers.

"I got Temple, Toledo, Akron, Ohio, Stony Brook and James Madison," Swanson said. "It's very stress-relieving. It makes me work hard, though."

Stress-relieving to have those six offers, but still motivated to add more. Swanson talked about some of the camps he will attend this summer.

"I'm going to go to camp at Michigan State, Penn State and West Virginia," Swanson said. "Those are my three so far. I don't want to do too much. I'm definitely going to do those three, maybe Ohio State, too.

"They'll be repeat trips, especially for Ohio State because my sister goes there. I have a good way up there. I'm going to go back to Penn State. I went up there for the spring game. Michigan State, I've been up there for a 7-on-7, too."

Swanson also competed at the King of the Spring 7-on-7 this past weekend at Duquesne University. Already this offseason, he's bulked up to 195 pounds, and able to run just as easily with the extra weight. He also says that while most schools have seen what he can do on offense, he wants to show what he can do on the defensive side of the ball.

"It's just definitely a thing to work on some 7-on-7 things; some defensive back skills and a little bit of running back," Swanson said. "People know I can play running back, so I'm mostly at running back. I'm just having fun."


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