Jacksonville (Fla.) Creekside offensive tackle Jordan Swindle added his first offer from the SEC on Wednesday.
"I spoke with Kentucky tonight and they offered me," Swindle said. "I spoke with Coach (Mike) Summers, the offensive line coach. He just called me and told me that he hadn't been able to get a hold of me for about three weeks because for some reason he was calling the school but he wasn't getting called back. He talked about how they sat down as a staff and watched my film. They were impressed and Coach Joker Phillips said that they needed to offer me. That was pretty exciting."
The 6-foot-7, 285-pound offensive lineman now holds four offers, with Kentucky joining Florida Atlantic, Louisville, and Southern Miss.
As for his most recent offer from the Wildcats, well that is one that he is going to have to do more research in regards to.
"I know that they are getting better than they used to be," Swindle said. "Obviously, I also know that they play in the SEC which is a great conference. Other than that, I don't know much about them."
Over the coming weeks and months, Swindle expects more offers to come in. He believes that Arkansas or Boston College could be next to offer, as both have been showing significant interest for a while. Others such as Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Miami, Minnesota, South Florida, and Vanderbilt have also expressed interest during the process.
When asked if any schools had emerged as a leader, Swindle said it was premature for such talk.
"I am not sure right now," Swindle said in regards to a leader. "I really have to think about everything and weigh my options."
With regards to getting back on the field and back to football, Swindle has enjoyed the first few days and is glad to preparing for his senior campaign.
"It has been good," Swindle said. "It has been fun. I've missed it. I love it."
Following the spring, Swindle said he plans to take a few visits with Kentucky and Louisville both being very likely destinations during the summer months.