Katy (Texas) High School's Zachary Swanson was an important part of the Tigers' state championship run as a junior. His 6-foot-6, 230-pound frame makes him a big target for Katy's offense and will make him a great hybrid receiver for one Pac-10 school for years to come.
Swanson committed to Stanford last week after unofficially visiting the west coach school.
"I really love the coaches and the players out there," he said. "I feel like I could play the tight end or H-Back position in their offense. I got to meet Andrew Luck and Michael Thomas who are both from Houston. They were great. The campus was beautiful and they have an up-and-coming program. I really want to be a part of what they are doing."
Swanson was an all-district selection for Katy, which is one of the most prestigious programs in the state of Texas. Katy is working on their third state championship in as many years.
"Last season was a roller coaster," he said. "We started off bad and then we had an off week and lost a week because of Hurricane Ike. During those weeks, we just went back to the fundamentals. It was rough, but that's what made the state championship so special.
"We are going into the spring ready to go," he said. "We don't want to have any let down. We've gotta work hard to get back to where we left out last year."