Five-star defensive end Jeff Schweiger, Jr. (6-5, 245, 4.5) from San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian closed out his illustrious career with a CCS Division IV championship and by being named California’s Gatorade Player of the Year.
Though Schweiger could name his school anywhere in the country he has narrowed his schools choice to two. That hasn’t stopped other teams from trying.
And can you blame other schools from still trying?
All Schweiger did his senior season is fight through double and triple team blocking schemes to rack up 150 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 18 sacks, 16 tipped passes, 14 quarterback hurries, four forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
Schweiger has pretty much narrowed it down to two schools USC and Oklahoma. OU has a scheduled visit on December 12th but that visit might have to be changed because Schweiger’s team banquet is this Sunday.
OU offensive coordinator Chuck Long will be in the house tomorrow and the details of the trip will be ironed out or they may reschedule. Schweiger will know more once Coach Long meets with the family.
Though OU and USC are the last two schools standing that hasn’t stopped Oregon and UCLA from trying to persuade the talented defensive end to open up his recruitment a bit.
Co-leader USC was on campus today according to Schweiger’s Dad Jeff, Sr., and so was Oregon. UCLA will be on campus tomorrow.
Why does Schweiger like OU and USC?
“Both schools have a bright future,” Schweiger said. “They are doing a good job getting the best talent.”
“I also like both coaching staffs,” Schweiger said. “And both teams do a great job developing defensive linemen.”
Schweiger and his Valley Christian teammates walloped their opponent in the Championship game 69-0.