D’Andre had himself a day.
Newly-minted Georgia commitment D’Andre Swift ran wild on Friday night in California. The occasion marked his first game as a Bulldog commitment and that seemed to fit his game like a Tom Ford suit.
Swift had two scores after his first three touches for St. Joseph’s Prep (Philadelphia, Pa.) in a 49-17 win against Oaks Christian.
The nation’s No. 4 RB had an 89-yard catch-and-run when he got into traffic and pulled a Houdini act. That was his first touch of his senior season. There was another 62-yard run in the second half.
According to the Los Angeles Daily News, Swift finished with 175 receiving yards and 121 rushing yards in the effort. The 5-foot-10, 210-pounder added another 79-yard catch in the third quarter to finish with four scores.
“He’s a man,” Oaks Christian linebacker Bo Calvert told the Daily News, “He was tough to bring down and you can see why he’s going to Georgia.”
There are two sets of highlight reels below. The first comes from D1 Bound/CollegeLevelAthletes.com and the latter comes from the Daily News.
Check out the Daily News highlight reel for a couple of Easter Eggs for Swift. There’s a flash frame of a UGA cap sprinting down the sidelines in California on one of his long touchdown runs, but the best one comes on a trick play.
Swift — lined up on defense — made the stop behind the line on a direct snap which morphed into a reverse with the runner looking to pass.
St. Joseph’s Prep is now 1-0 on the year.
Jeff Sentell covers UGA football and UGA recruiting for AJC.com and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Follow him on Twitter for the latest on who’s on their way to play Between the Hedges. Unless otherwise indicated, player rankings and ratings are from the 247Sports Composite.