If there is a player having a bigger year in the state of California than four-star defensive end Jeff Schweiger, Jr., (6-5, 245, 4.5) from San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian we would like to know whom. In his last game, Schweiger was triple and quadrupled teamed for the entire game. The opposition was able to hold Schweiger to a meager for him seven tackles, but Schweiger and his Valley Christian teammates throttled the opposing team 34-0.
Schweiger was batted down two passes during the contest.
Valley Christian always plays Schweiger on the wide side of the field. Valley Christian’s thinking is to force teams to come Schweiger’s way.
Most teams opt to run their offenses to the short side of the field. How is that for domination?
Though Schweiger has had to fight through double, triple and now quadruple teams all season long he has still been able to wreak havoc on opposing offenses. He has racked up 59 tackles, has batted down nine passes, eight sacks, eight tackles for loss, six quarterback hurries, two fumble recoveries and one caused fumble.
The impressive thing about these stats is the fact that Schweiger has sat a lot of the games that he has played because of Valley Christian blew out their opponents.
USC and Oklahoma are ahead of the pack. He likes the way both teams play defense. He particularly likes USC head coach Pete Carroll. Also in the hunt for Schweiger’s services are Miami and Michigan. Notre Dame has slipped some.
Schweiger has already taken one visit to Michigan and he was amazed and very impressed by the Big House. There were 112,000 fans in the stands while Schweiger was there. Schweiger is very busy playing football and going to school. His trip to Michigan took a lot out of him so his future visits have been put on hold until after the season.
After Valley Christian’s first game against Hollister, the Hollister head coach said that Schweiger is the best player his team has faced since Arizona State Sun Devil and Arizona Cardinal star Pat Tillman when he played for San Jose (Calif.) Leland all those years ago (Tillman shocked the sports world when he turned down multi-million contract and enlisted in the US Army and was part of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a US Ranger.)
Schweiger’s senior is taking off where his junior season ended. His junior season performance saw him selected League Linebacker of the Year. He was also selected all-state (underclassman), all-CCS, all-metro, all-area, all-league and was his team MVP after he racked up 138 tackles, 13 sacks, 12 quarterback hurries, ten tackles for loss, four caused fumbles, three fumble recoveries, and two deflected passes.
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