NORMAN, Okla. -- Sooners Illustrated first released a capsule on wide receiver Derrick Griffin…
Swayze Closing In?
At 6'3" and 190 pounds, Cole Swayze is not yet committed and continues to weigh out his options, but will not reach a decision until his football season comes to an end. "We are 7-1 and the playoffs are what we are pushing towards right now," said Swayze. "I'm just really trying to keep my options open for now." With age has come familiarity for Swayze. And with more experience, Swayze has learned to develop a strong leadership role on the team. "I have really improved in my leadership and have gotten more comfortable with my role," he said. "Now I can just focus on reading the play, and it's gotten a lot easier for me." Swayze has kept the present his main priority, and will continue to do so until it has come time to decide on his future. "I've been so busy I haven't had a chance to really think about it yet," Swayze says. "I just am going to finish this season and then look at my options and take it from there." Swayze currently runs the 100 and 200 for his track team and may continue to pursue it in college. He has been a duel sport athlete throughout his high school career, which gives this decision two very different possible outcomes. Not only does he have options to play football at the next level, but has received some college offers for track as well. "I haven't decided if I want to focus on football, or if I want to stick with track too and do both in college," Swayze said. Depending on Swayze's decision regarding football and track, it will drastically change his options. By choosing to do both track and football, it will be an entirely different playing field in a completely different part of the country- the Ivy Leagues. In the search for the perfect fit with a football future, Swayze has seen various campuses. "I have seen some of the places, not really through visits, but by going to camps. I've been to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Texas A&M," he recalled. But one of these in particular has shared a mutual interest with Swayze, and the coaching staff found a good connection with him. "I got to spend some time with the coaching staff at Oklahoma State." Swayze said. This mutual interest eventually turned into an offer for Swayze. "Oklahoma State has offered me for football and they are recruiting me as an athlete, so I'm not positive where they will put me," he said. "But I really do love their style of offense." Swayze will be making the decision for his future in the next few weeks. Many factors will contribute to the final outcome, but one of his main goals is to be a strong force on his future team. "If I am going to play a sport in college, I want to be a big part of the team," Swayze said. "I want to be contributing as much as possible to my team."-Greg Powers-
123 Fans online