2. Bruce Jordan-Swilling
The prize recruit of the 2017 recruiting class, Jordan-Swilling enters the 2017 season as the Jackets incoming freshman most likely to make an instant impact. While he was higher rated as a running back coming out of high school, the 6-foot-1, 209-pound New Orleans native has the skillset to be a top linebacker for the Jackets for years to come.
His talent as a football player should not go overlooked even if he was a higher ranked running back, after all, blue-blood programs LSU and USC were both high on Jordan-Swilling who remained solid to Tech.
A quick glance at Swilling whether on video or in photos and it’s hard to believe that the true freshman is just that. The best news for Jordan-Swilling heading into the 2017 season is that in all likelihood he won’t be a starter.
While every football player wants to start, Jordan-Swilling’s ability to learn from the Jackets starting trio of Terrell Lewis – Brant Mitchell – Victor Alexander will help his development. It will also allow the true freshman to find a niche on the defense in 2017 and allow him to play in roles that will allow him to make a greater impact when on campus. He may not put up eye-popping numbers this upcoming season but he should develop into a solid situational player for the Jackets on defense in 2017.