Sweitzer Ready For Senior Season

Jack Sweitzer is being recruited as a tight end, and holds two offers.

Jake Sweitzer is a 6-3, 230-pound tight end/defensive end for Belle Vernon High School. He was a teammate of Pittsburgh freshman offensive lineman Dorian Johnson.

Despite the loss of Johnson, the Leopards return a few playmakers on the offensive and defensive line, and are optimistic entering the 2013 season. In addition to Sweitzer, the Leopards have Austin Fields and Andrew McCullough along the defensive front. Cody Menges will be a threat at receiver.

"Summer workouts have been going great," Sweitzer said. "We're starting to get ready for the helmets and shoulder pads to go on for training camp. We're anxious to start. I can't believe it's my senior year already. We're going to be good this year."

Though Sweitzer plays both sides of the ball, schools are recruiting him as a tight end. He mentioned some of the camps he went to this summer.

"I went to Duquesne, and it went well," Sweitzer said. "I went to the Temple camp at Penn Hills High School, the Pitt camp and Bowling Green."

Currently, Sweitzer has offers from Penn and Davidson. He has heard from all Ivy League schools, except for one, a reflection of his academic success as well.

"Pitt was good," Sweitzer said. "There were a lot of good players there. The first school to offer me was Penn, an Ivy League school. I've had a lot of interest from the Ivy League. Mostly every Ivy League school has come in to talk to me. Everyone besides Brown. It's real exciting. I think that's probably my best fit, going to one of the Ivy Leagues.

"I have visited Penn. That was the only one, in February. It was awesome. I hope to get to a game this season."

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