“For me it’s just final, you know?” he said. “I’ve known this is where I have wanted to go for about six months now. For me now it’s just final. It’s done. I can actually start preparing for practice down there. It’s a huge opportunity too. I am real thankful for that opportunity.”
Swaim is the first member of Texas’ 2013 class to sign his scholarship. He will leave for Austin on Jan. 7 and hopes to arrive no later than Jan. 12.
His roll as a Longhorn has been defined since the moment he verbally committed to Texas in June. He’s coming in to block, block and then to block some more.
“That’s what I do. I like to hit. I like to bang,” Swaim said. “I am not going to be that guy that they have to worry if I am going to do my job. I know what my job is and I am going to come in and do it the best that I know how.”
Swaim, ranked No. 4 among all junior college tight ends, is hovering around 253 pounds right now, which is right where coaches like him for the time being. They’ve told him he’ll probably play at about 265-270 once he gets involved in their strength program.
Swaim has good hands too. He caught 11 passes for 88 yards and three touchdowns this past season.
He is likely to be the only tight end commitment Texas takes this class after Durham Smythe's recent decommitment.