Camp competition between Tech’s Bruce Jordan-Swilling, David Curry

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A Georgia Tech linebacker, Bruce Jordan-Swilling was born Sept. 22, 1997. He graduated from Brother Martin High School in New Orleans. Jordan-Swilling's dad is Pat Swilling, a former Georgia Tech linebacker and a member of the College Football Hall of Fame. Jordan-Swilling will be a sophomore in the 2018 season and is leading the competition to start at one of the two inside linebacker positions. Jordan-Swilling's brother, Tre, is a redshirt freshman defensive back for the Yellow Jackets. Jordan-Swilling

The competition for one of the linebacker spots between Georgia Tech’s David Curry and Bruce Jordan-Swilling appears to be tight.

Going into the preseason, the two players were listed as co-starters on the depth chart. Curry missed the entire 2017 season with a foot injury, but impressed coaches this past spring, which was also cut short with an injury.

“He’s got a chance to be one of the starters at inside linebacker,” coach Paul Johnson said. “Certainly, if he stays healthy and plays like he did in the spring, he’ll certainly be in the rotation if he’s not a starter.”

Last season, Jordan-Swilling was impressive as a freshman, making plays at linebacker despite not having played it in high school. In his only start of the season, against Virginia, he secured 11 tackles, recorded a forced fumble and fumble recovery and returned an interception for a touchdown.

Linebacker Brant Mitchell, expected to start alongside either Curry or Jordan-Swilling, sees the competition as both one of physical ability, but also a test of how well both are learning the scheme of defensive coordinator Nate Woody.

“We’re all getting stuff thrown at us every single day that we’re having to pick up on, so it’s been really good for our room, and I’m excited to see how it helps us as a unit,” Mitchell said.

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Georgia Tech defensive coordinator Nate Woody was born Dec. 30, 1960 in Burlington, N.C., and graduated from T.L. Hanna High in Anderson, S.C. T.L. Hanna was the setting for the motion picture "Radio" that starred Cuba Gooding Jr. Nate Woody played at Wofford and later was defensive coordinator there (2000-12) and at Appalachian State (2013-17). App State defenses ranked in the top 30 in the FBS in each of Woody's final four seasons as coordinator. Woody played two seasons at defensive back and two at lin