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Big Ten offers for Naples safety

Naples (Fla.) safety prospect Jack Swanson has emerged with three scholarship offers, including two from Big Ten programs, and is getting heavy attention from additional college programs.
"I've got offers from Florida International, Iowa and Purdue," Swanson said. "I'm considering everybody."
The offer from the Boilermakers was the most recent.
"I just recently got that offer," he said. "I haven't talked to them very much,"
Swanson has a connection to the Golden Panthers program.
"My dad actually coached (FIU head coach) Mario Cristobal when he was in high school," he said.
Iowa also rates high on the 5-foot-11, 173-pounder's list. Phil Parker is recruiting Swanson for the Hawkeyes.
"They seem to be real personable," he said. "I've talked to them on the phone a couple of times."
Though they haven't offered yet, two Atlantic Coast Conference programs also are in pursuit of Swanson.
"Wake Forest has been after me for a while and Virginia is coming down in the spring to take a look at me," he said.
Swanson cited academics and an opportunity to play as two of the main factors he will take under consideration before picking a school. He believes that his football I.Q. makes him a surefire Division I-A prospect.
"My ability to read an offense (stands out)," he said.
Swanson had 83 tackles and two interceptions during his junior season. He was an All-Combine selection at the Miami NIKE Combine in February after running a 4.64-second 40-yard dash, a 4.48 shuttle and a 33-inch vertical leap.
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