Signee: ATH Michael Schwindel

Michael Schwindel
Safety,
6-2, 200, Fr-HS,
Hawesville, Ky. (Hancock County)

Rangy safety with a great knack for getting to the ball … Four-year letterman and four-year starter at Hancock County HS in Lewisport, Ky. … Started at wide receiver on offense and free safety (last three seasons) and cornerback (freshman year) on defense … Totaled 22 interceptions during his career, returning eight of them for touchdowns … Had seven punt and kickoff returns for touchdowns during his career … As a wide receiver, caught 31 passes for 759 yards and nine touchdowns as a senior … Named to the Lexington Herald-Leader "Class of the Commonwealth" listing of the top 22 seniors in Kentucky … Also named to the "Kentucky Tremendous 26" by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association … Second-team all-state as a junior by the Louisville Courier-Journal … Two-year selection on the all-area team … Hancock County advanced to the state playoffs all four years, culminating with an 11-2 record and trip to the state quarterfinals his senior season … Coached by Brock Shoulders … "Mike breaks on the ball well and has great timing as a hitter," Shoulders said. "He has nice hands and can really jump." … Will be a five-year letterman in basketball, making the varsity team as an eighth-grader … Honor-roll student … His father, Jake, played football at Murray State … Last name is pronounced "shwin-DELL" … A sister, Leslie, played softball at Transylvania … Made an early commitment to Kentucky an did not seriously consider other schools.

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