Austin Swartz has been playing the sport he loves for over a decade. From peewee football until his senior season at lineman for the Purvis Tornadoes. On signing day, Swartz made it official to keep playing the sport he loves as he signed to Pearl River Community College.
"Austin has been a great player and great kid at Purvis for four years. He's a hard worker. He's the type of kid that when he stepped on campus you knew he would be something special and he lived up to it. He's done a great job for us on the field, in the weight room, the locker room as a leader, and the classroom. He's going to be missed at Purvis, that's for sure," said Purvis head coach Brad Hankins.
Swartz was gathered with family, teammates, and friends as he signed his letter of intent.
"This means everything. This is the stuff you work for when you're little. I've been playing football since I was seven. When you're little, you think college football is the biggest thing in the world, then it gets here before you know it and it is exciting," said Swartz.
The recently signed is expected to play at one of the offensive linemen positions, likely center when he joins the Pearl River football team. He discussed what made him sign with PRCC.
"They are close to home, but the new coaching staff is amazing. They were friendly to me as soon as they arrived, and they are building a great program. They have a vision of the foundation they want to lay."