Georgia Tech Football Player Preview: #12 LB Bruce Jordan-Swilling

CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 28: Kelly Bryant
CLEMSON, SC - OCTOBER 28: Kelly Bryant /

 Bruce Jordan-Swilling will be looking to capitalize on his freshman season success in 2017 and take the next step in being a defensive leader. 

What he did in 2017:  

Bruce Jordan-Swilling saw action in all 11 games last season primarily as a reserve but did fill in admirably when Brant Mitchell went down with injuries. In total, the freshman legacy racked up 34 total tackles which was good enough for seventh overall on the team. His best game came on the road against Virginia, which was also his first career start. In that game, he forced a fumble, recovered a fumble, and had a pick six, the first touchdown of his young career.

He made arguably his biggest contribution to the season against Wake Forrest stuffing the Demon Deacons on a 4th and 1 attempt with just under four minutes left in the game.

Possibly his most impressive statistic is that he secured 25 of his 34 tackles in a four-game stretch against Miami, Wake Forrest, Clemson, and Virginia. He did all of this as a true freshman and was one of nine true freshmen to see the field for the Yellow Jackets in 2017.

What to expect in 2018

If 2017 was any indication of his talent level Jordan-Swilling is going to be a force to reckon with in the new 3-4 defense for Nate Woody. With the more edge rush focus that Woody is trying to install Jordan-Swilling should be able to thrive inside of the new defensive scheme.

Bruce Jordan-Swilling like his younger brother Tre Swilling are legacy players on the Georgia Tech defense playing in the shadow of their father Pat Swilling who played from 1982-85. He already has bragging rights on his dad with the pick six he scored against Virginia, an accomplishment his dad was not able to achieve.

Fans should expect more of the same from Jordan-Swilling in 2018 and should expect for him to start as one of the primary edge rushers for the new defense. His numbers have the potential to shoot through the roof if his late-season heroics are any indication of his potential. Expect a great year from Bruce Jordan-Swilling.