"Anytime you can catch a TD in a game like that or anything of that nature, it certainly gives you a boost going into next season. That being my last high school game, I can use that to continue training harder, to be more effective and more productive at the college level.''
Switzer said he and other all-star players also participated in a community service project at a local neighborhood, and their weeklong experience included grueling 31/2-hour practices from Monday through Thursday.
That proved a bit rough for someone who last played in a game for GW on Nov. 23.
"I've been training since the season ended,'' Switzer said, "but I've been out of pads for a month and a half. So you're going to get sore, you're going to get tired. But it's been a great week and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I'm happy to be home.''
Switzer plans to keep up training, with an eye to reporting early to his college destination. He will sign a letter of intent with the football program at North Carolina on Feb. 6.
"I'll hit the training hard until about April,'' he said, "and I plan to graduate a couple weeks early so I can get down to UNC before their first semester of summer school on May 12.''
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