MAC Schools In The Hunt For Swanson

Terry Swanson rushed for 166 yards and three touchdowns in his final game. Now, he turns his attention to recruiting.

Terry Swanson's high school career came to an end on Saturday, in a 34-28 loss to South Fayette in the WPIAL Class AA final.

Swanson certainly didn't go down without a fight. He rushed for 166 yards on 26 carries, including touchdown runs of 9, 48 and 29. He also picked off a pass on defense.

For the season, Swanson finishes with 1,240 yards rushing and 29 touchdowns.

"So far, I know for a fact, it will be Toledo and Akron, for sure," Swanson said. "I know some other schools are going to come in, but I'm going to leave those two schools on the board."

Toledo has a number of former WPIAL players on its roster, and that kind of familiarity definitely has Swanson looking at the Rockets.

"I like how their offense is run, and I know I can come in early, and that's what I'm looking for," Swanson added. "That's what I'm looking for. They have a lot of City League kids, some I played 7-on-7 with."

Akron is even closer to home. The Zips have Blackhawk quarterback Chandler Kincade committed to their 2014 class. Swanson sees a similar thing with them, in addition to being a little closer to home.

"It's close to home, Chandler, we talk, and we're real cool," Swanson added. "I know some other WPIAL guys, too."

Swanson said that he doesn't have exact dates set for those official visits, but expects them to be sooner than expected with his season done.

When asked about Pittsburgh, he said he would consider the Panthers if they were to offer.

"I've been talking to them," Swason said. "I think after this game, they would go ahead and pull the trigger for (an offer). If that doesn't happen, I still have other opportunities."

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