Jimmie Swain typifies the 2014 Oregon recruiting class in that he's a student and leader with maturity that enhances his talent.
A 6-3, 225-lb. linebacker with speed and aggressiveness, the Olathe, Kansas All-American joins the Ducks this June after committing in January.
Duck fans are going to be impressed with his poise and focus. Swain's a likable, normal kid who likes Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart and hanging out with his friends, but regarding football, he's all business. Interviewed him this week for Duck Sports Authority, and the moment I hung up the phone and clicked off the tape recorder I said aloud to the ghost of Hugo Bezdek, my personal writing muse, "What an outstanding young man."
Semper fi: The youngest of six children, Jimmie Swain announced his Oregon commitment at the Semper Fi All-American Game in January. He wanted to honor his older brother, who is currently serving in the Marine Corps. His mother clearly approved of his decision.no comments