Center Grove’s Appropriately Named Wideout

Midwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Jun 4, 2008

The Center Grove Trojans have a talented roster full of players colleges have been taking notice of. Even with that attention, many in the program still feel wide receiver Luke Swift is undervalued, as he plays in a Wing-T. Still, with strong recent combine performances, he is starting to receive consideration as one of the state’s top athletes.

Center Grove quarterback Jordan Luallen always has high praise for his go-to wide receiver Luke Swift, calling him, “the best receiver you’ve never heard of.” Luallen may soon have to change his label for the fleet-footed Swift as his name is beginning to circulate. The increased recruiting attention has come as a surprise to the unassuming recruit.

“It’s still so early and I’m so new to all this,” Swift said of the recruiting process, “if you said freshman year that I was going to be recruited, I wouldn’t have thought so.”

Last season, Swift fought a nagging ankle injury, but still managed to haul in 30 passes. An impressive number also considering the Trojans run a Wing-T. This season, with him and Luallen returning, the team may have to open it up a little more.

“Basically we’re strictly run, we don’t throw much,” he explained, “This year, we have things planned to get me split out wide and working on new pass plays where I can get out and do some things.”

The open field will be a great place for Swift as he has excellent speed (4.5 at the Under Armour combine in Cincinnati) and is a big reason schools are showing him interest. However, with the lack of passes that came his way last year, colleges are eager to see him in person and camps will be vital to him getting his first offer.

“I’m getting them lined up,” he said of summer camps, “I have Georgia Tech coming up and Indiana team camp, our whole team will be there for that. Then Purdue’s one day camp, Cincinnati and I was going to go to Colorado but I won’t have the chance because they don’t have a one-day, they just have a team camp and I think I’m heading up to Bowling Green.”

The Yellowjackets of Georgia Tech are an intriguing spot for Swift because Luallen is committed there. However, he is keeping an open mind about his recruitment.

“Whatever happens, happens,” he explained, “I’m not sure if they’ll offer me. If they do that would be great, but I keep other options open so if it doesn’t work out, I can go other places.”

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