Two of the most highly recruited football players in the state in the Class of 2017 revealed their top choices Tuesday night.
Brother Martin running back Bruce Jordan-Swilling and defensive back Tre Swilling gave their lists of schools on Twitter.
It is unclear if the two plan to continue their college careers at the same school but their lists had six common schools.
Both players listed LSU, Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech and UCLA.
Bruce Jordan-Swilling’s other schools were Southern Cal, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Georgia.
Tre Swilling’s other schools were Michigan, Ole Miss, and Mississippi State.
Both players were first-team selections on The New Orleans Advocate’s All-Metro team after their junior seasons.
Bruce Jordan-Swilling rushed for 2,062 yards and scored 34 touchdowns for the Crusaders.
Tre Swilling, finished season with 53 tackles and three interceptions.
Tre Swilling is the son of former Saints linebacker Pat Swilling, and Bruce Jordan-Swilling is the adopted son of the former Saints standout.
Bruce-Jordan-Swilling made it clear that his list doesn’t mean his recruitment is over.
“My recruitment is still open,” he tweeted. “Just because I made a top 10 doesn’t mean I’m shutting it down.”
Tre Swilling had similar sentiments.
“My top nine schools can change at any time depending on new looks and offers from different schools,” he tweeted. “My recruitment is not fully closed at all.”
There’s still plenty of time for both to decide. National signing day, when players can make their decisions official, isn’t until Feb. 1, 2017.
Nuss wins Sugar Bowl honor
Kristen Nuss, a senior at Mount Carmel, was voted the Greater New Orleans Amateur Athlete of the Month for March after leading the Cubs to the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Class 5A girls basketball championship.
The monthly award-winners are chosen in voting by the Greater New Orleans Sports Award Selection Committee, sponsored by the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Nuss capped a her career by earning Class 5A tournament MVP honors and being selected to the Class 5A Top 28 all-tournament team. In the semifinals and finals, she had 27 points, 21 assists, seven steals and nine rebounds. She led the second-seeded Cubs to a 68-48 win over Natchitoches Central in the semifinals and a 59-48 victory over Denham Springs in the championship game.
Nuss’ closest competition for the March honor came from another girl who played on a basketball state championship team. Sophomore Kourtney Weber averaged 24.5 points and eight rebounds as she led Ursuline Academy to the 4A state title.
Williams recruiting update
Country Day junior guard Romin Williams picked up an offer from Northwestern State on Tuesday.
It was the second offer for Williams, who averaged 21 points per game and helped lead the Cajuns to the Class 2A semifinals. He scored a career-high 36 points in the semifinals, the highest point total in any classification in this year’s Top 28 tournament.
The 5-foot-9 guard also has an offer from Loyola. He is drawing interest from Southern Mississippi, UAB, Tulsa, Yale, Louisiana Tech and Ole Miss.
Williams, considered by some to be the state’s top guard in the Class of 2017, hopes to sign with the school of his choice in November.
Ursuline tennis wins regional
Ursuline Academy’s tennis team won the Division II, Region VI regional tournament.
The doubles team of Lauren Bagneris and Heylane Dornder won the regional.
The other two doubles teams — Natalie Richard and Marie Foret and Jordan Nicholson and Kendall McGoey — also advanced to the state tournament.