Q&A: Purcell senior quarterback Cole Swayze

BY RYAN ABER, Staff Writer, raber@opubco.com Modified: August 27, 2011 at 10:17 pm •  Published: August 27, 2011

When he's healthy, Cole Swayze is one of the more dangerous quarterbacks in the state. But Swayze has missed time in two of his three high school seasons, tearing his ACL last year and breaking a leg as a freshman. Swayze enters his senior year wanting to prove he can remain healthy and earn a place on a college team.

How have you changed in your approach to the game as you've gotten older?

Being a senior, I'm a lot smarter and know what's going on more. When I was younger, I was just trying to figure it out but now that I understand how everything works, I can start making more and more plays off of it.

How's the knee feeling after tearing your ACL last year?

It's feeling really good. I worked really hard in the spring and over the summer and it's finally starting to get back to where it was. It's holding up pretty well. I'm not wearing a brace or anything. I thought I would think about it a little bit when I was out on the field, but I really don't. Sometimes it gets a bit sore, but when I'm out on the field, I'm not worried about that.

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