Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Q&A: Coach of Texas TE signee Swaim
By William Wilkerson
Four-star juco tight end Geoff Swaim (Butte College) has been waiting anxiously to reconnect with the friends he made at Texas on his official visit. The connection he made with Jaxon Shipley, Case McCoy and others is one of the main reasons he committed to the Longhorns on his official visit.
The time for him to reconvene and become a Longhorn himself has finally arrived. Swaim has already faxed his letter of intent and plans to arrive at Texas on Jan. 12.
HornsNation caught up with Butte College head coach Jeff Jordan to talk about what Swaim will bring to Texas in 2013 and beyond.
HornsNation: What kind of player are the Longhorns getting in Geoff?
Jeff Jordan: I think he is a tough kid. I think he cares. I think he wants to compete. He’s a competitive kid. He obviously has the size.
HN: Geoff is a bigger tight end than most at 6-foot-5 and 250 pounds. How do you see his development, weight wise, once he gets into Texas’ strength program?
Jordan: I think it will be really interesting to see his development over the next couple of years. He is about 250-255. But he looks like he is about 230. I think he could carry about 265 and maybe even 270 and run pretty well, run like a tight end.
HN: Where will he make the biggest impact for the Longhorns?
Jordan: He was a team captain for us, all-state, all-region. I think that he brings a lot of stuff to the table, especially in the running game.
HN: Geoff makes no bones about the fact that he is being brought in to run-block. But can he be a threat in the passing game?
Jordan: He has good ball skills. He has good hands and is a good athlete. He would be a really good basketball player to have because he is really long and has good hands. We just didn’t use him as much as we maybe should have this year throwing the ball.
HN: So, given the opportunity, you do think he can make a dent in the passing game?
Jordan: He has good hands. Whether it’s in the flats or what, he is very capable of being a receiving threat.