Penguins Add Florida Cornerback Jerome Swinton to 2009 Class
Friday, March 13 2009

Youngstown - Head Coach Jon Heacock announced on Thursday that cornerback Jerome Swinton of Dayton Beach, Fla., has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the football program.

Swinton becomes the 17th addition to the 2009 squad. Currently, Swinton attends Milford Academy and will join the program in August. As a senior in 2007 at Seabreeze High School, he was a first-team Class 4A all-state selection. He recorded 48 tackles and blocked a punt. He had a 40-yard dash time of 4.31 seconds to go along with a vertical jump of 34 inches.


This looks to be a great signing. He is a rivals top-200, rivals prep top-50 player (at #41), and #22 position player (CB) in the nation. If the grades hold up, he could be a good one. Swinton chose YSU over FIU. He originally had offers from Michigan and West Virginia, but grades did not hold up he went to Milford. I really like this class, I think this makes 4 top-250 first-year players. Let's hope these guys work out. I also feel good that he has spent a year in NY ...he has seen a winter. I have seen more than my share of Florida boys head home after one season.