Among the 2014 prospects who really turned some heads was Aledo, Texas quarterback Foster Sawyer. The 6-foot-5, 215-pounder transferred to Aledo this semester and will give the Bearcats one of the best arms in the state.
Sawyer spent his sophomore season as the starter for Arlington Grace Prep. He didn't disappoint. The big gunslinger completed 206-of-346 passes for 2,810 yards and 27 touchdowns.
Sawyer is currently playing third base and pitcher for Aledo's baseball team but the chance to come out and compete at the Elite 11 was too good to pass up, even if it meant his throwing motion was a little off.
"I did pretty good I thought, I'm in the transition of baseball and football right now so I'm going to hit hard on what I learned today," Sawyer said. "It's more than just raw talent out here, that's what I learned and it's good to see out here.
"You always have room for improvement and I have a lot of improvement, that's what the off-season is for. I think I could've done a lot better."
Sawyer, who works with Kevin Murray in the off-season, says he took away a lot from the Elite 11 coaches and hopes this time next year that he will do well enough to earn a trip to Malibu.
"I take away the mentality and what you get in. I'm going to come back and work hard next year and try to get myself to California," he said.
Since his move to Aledo Sawyer says his new teammates and coaches have been very welcoming. It also didn't take him long to realize why the Bearcats have had so much success the last three seasons.
"Everyone is welcoming over there and they work hard. It's not that Grace Prep didn't work hard but there's a reason why they've (Aledo) won three in a row, it's not just Johnathan Gray, everyone is good and a hard working team," he said. "They know their mentality and I'm excited."
Although it's still very early for him, recruiting has already taken off for Sawyer. He's already receiving plenty of interest from TCU, Oklahoma and Notre Dame among others. Sawyer attended several TCU games last season and has a goof familiarity with the program. It doesn't hurt that he has family at the school either.
"I went to a camp this past summer and they really welcomed me," he said of TCU. "My brother goes there and maybe I can be wearing purple, that's my goal. Both of my parents went to Tech and my mom transferred there (TCU) her senior year."