Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets fans cheer before their game against the Tulane Green Wave at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 12, 2015. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM

New Orleans linebacker signs with Yellow Jackets

BRUCE JORDAN-SWILLING

Position: LB

Committed: Aug. 23

Height, weight: 6-foot-1, 209 pounds

High school, hometown: Brother Martin, New Orleans

Ranking: 4-star

What to know: Bruce Jordan-Swilling is the highest ranked commit in Georgia Tech’s 2017 signing class and is listed at No. 14 on 247 Sports’ list of best outside linebackers in the recruiting class of 2017. Jordan-Swilling played running back at Brother Martin High School and is expected to play linebacker as a Yellow Jacket. Jordan-Swilling is the adopted son of Tech great Pat Swilling and adopted brother of Tech commit and defensive back Tre Swilling.

WHAT HE SAID

On why he chose Tech and what he liked about it: “Just family ties, great environment. And it was just closer to home, closer to any other school that I was choosing. So me and my family decided that my brother and I should go to Tech. … You have to earn everything so I feel like it’s a better chance for me to earn my spot there than to go play somewhere else and try to earn a spot.”

About potentially playing running back for Tech: “I talked to coach (Paul) Johnson about it and (defensive coordinator Ted Roof) about it and they say it’s fine, they’re probably going to go over some stuff with me, but they said they don’t want to rush anything. They want to see what I do and what I can’t do.”

About his unofficial visits to other colleges after he committed to Tech in August: “I was always 100 percent committed to Tech. I was just going out because I earned the right to go out there for all those unofficial so why not take them. So when I went up to Tech (for his official visit Jan. 14), I was like I’ve seen everything and I know everything so why waste time and have coaches second-guessing me and thinking I’m going somewhere else when I could just shut everything down right now. So that’s what I did.”

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