Texas signed Geoff Swaim of Butte (Calif.) Community College to a National Letter of Intent Wednesday. Swaim has two years of eligibility remaining, and will enroll at Texas in January.
"Geoff is a big, strong player that can give us a real physical presence at tight end or H-Back," Texas coach Mack Brown said. "He's a really versatile guy who can run and catch, as well as being very physical at the line of scrimmage. We're really excited to have him joining our program."
Swaim helped Butte Community College to a 10-1 record in both 2011 and 2012, including back-to-back bowl wins and the 2012 Nor Cal Conference Championship. He was named to the Nor Cal All-Conference First Team, while recording nine receptions for 88 yards and leading the team with three receiving TDs in 2012.
He had three receptions for 35 yards and one TD at San Joaquin Delta, while also notching three receptions and one TD, along with 28 receiving yards, at San Mateo. Swaim played in four games as a freshman in 2011 and registered five catches for 23 yards.
Swaim was actually an outstanding linebacker in high school, making 124 tackles with six sacks, an interception, a fumble recovery and two blocked PATs as a senior at Pleasant Valley (Calif.) High School. Offensively, Swaim caught five passes for 57 yards.
Swaim marks the third junior college prospect inked by Brown in the last two years, and just the fifth over Brown's tenure at Texas.
"We've decided to continue to look for a few junior college guys each year because of the success we've had with Brandon [Moore] and Donald [Hawkins]," Brown said. "It will need to be the right situation and fit like they were, but with them coming in, competing immediately and playing key roles for us, it's something we want to continue to look at."