Name: Jason Swann Jr
School: Alderson Broddus
Q: In your final collegiate season, what goals did you accomplish this fall or set for this upcoming spring?
My Number one goal is always to win a ring. Personally, I really just want to increase all my stats from the previous year. Try to turn all those PBUs into INTs and 2 yard gains into TFLs.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
Many of them would tell you I’m the definition of heart over height. They would say I’m a smart player, very passionate, an unspoken leader with a vibrant personality. Nearly every Defensive coordinator that I played for said “I wish I had 10 other guys like you.”
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
I literally look at everything. I try to pick up little things and tendencies that others wouldn’t notice. Everything from how the WRs come off the ball to Quarterback pre-snap body language and even the O-Lines hand placement to tell if it’s run vs pass.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I’m more of a finesse style corner. I can and I want to make solo tackles and TFLs. Many offensive coaches send jet sweeps at smaller corners like myself because they say corners are scared to come up and tackle. That’s never been me. My senior year in high school I led my team with 86 total tackles. My first year starting in collegiate football, I was top-five on the team in tackles.
Q: What is your plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities, especially with the virus limiting pro days/training facilities/etc?
I never had a trainer growing up. My parents took me to a lot of camps in my final years high school and told me to remember those same drills and take them to the backyard. But, I would probably try to work a deal to work out with True AP. They were really good helping train my high school football team and are very good people.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
With everything going on in the world recently, it’s important that I not only be a leader on the field but in their community as well, just like I am in my own. Also, inspire and mentor the youth giving them something I wish I had at that age.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL/CFL or any other professional leagues?
Roll the dice, take a chance on me, you won’t regret it! I promise you. My dad always told me find something you love and let it kill you. That’s why every time I touch the field, I play so fearlessly and can have so many tackles because I rather die on the field than anywhere else. Football is my life, either I’ll be playing it or coaching it but, I much rather play while I still can.