Junior to Watch: Jeff Schweiger
School: San Jose (Calif.) Valley Christian
Size and Speed: Schweiger stands 6-foot-4 ½ and growing. He weighs 240 pounds and runs the 40 in 4.6. He has an outstanding work ethic and he goes hard all the time. His bench is 350 and his squat is 450. He is currently working to prepare for the Nike Camp to be held at Stanford on May 10th. During his workouts Schweiger benched 185 pounds, 33 times. He also recorded a 27 ½ vertical jump when he participated at the USC camp earlier in April.
Honors: Schweiger’s 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.
Statistics: Schweiger racked up 138 tackles, 13 sacks, 12 quarterback hurries, ten tackles for loss, three fumble recoveries, two deflected passes and one fumble caused as a junior.
Favorite Colleges: Schweiger has written offers from UCLA, USC, and Oklahoma. He has verbal offers from Washington and Colorado. Notre Dame and Michigan round out Schweiger’s early top six. Look for the Miami Hurricanes to enter the fray as the Canes have just begun to recruit Schweiger and of course when Miami comes a calling the interest always seems to be there.
Skinny: Schweiger is one of the fastest rising prospects on the West Coast. He attended USC’s camp two weeks ago and he was considered one of the two best players at the camp opening the eyes of everyone in attendance. He was offered by USC at the end of the camp.
Schweiger wasn’t finished with Los Angeles after the USC camp. Schweiger and his father Jeff Schweiger, Sr., took an unofficial visit to UCLA before they went home to San Jose and visited with UCLA head coach Karl Dorrell and defensive coordinator Larry Kerr.
The scouting report on Schweiger is he only has one speed and that is all out. He hustles all the time. He has a great set of wheels for his size. He is very coachable and is a quick learner. He employs what he learns into his game very quickly.
Schweiger has tremendous desire and has great pursuit to the football. He is relentless in pursuit and never quits on a play.
Schweiger comes from excellent football bloodlines his father played D-I football with San Jose State in the 1970’s.