Scout.com takes a look at the 2014 gunslinger from Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints, who is already on…
SMU Offers Local 2014 Quarterback
Sawyer, who stands at 6-foot-5, 210-pounds recently capped off an impressive junior year, which saw him throw for over 2,800 yards and 31 touchdowns as he led his team to an 11-0 record. Because of this, Sawyer holds an impressive offer list already and hopes to add even more.
"SMU, Missouri, Houston, Arizona State, UCLA, North Texas, and Vanderbilt have all offered me," he said. "They all mean a lot to me, but Missouri means the most, because they were my first offer, which is the hardest one to get and meant a lot."
Sawyer was also pleased about his SMU offer, which came last week and says he will definitely look at SMU due to the fact that the local program has many of the things he's looking.
"That offer meant a lot to me. SMU is close to home, it's a great school academically and the football team is on the rise," he said. "I don't remember the exact date for the SMU junior day, so if for some reason I can't make it because a basketball game or something, I'll definitely come up to see a practice."
Sawyer says he is humbled by all the offers he has received and although he has no leaders at this point, he has enjoyed talking to all the coaches about their respective programs.
"They all have pros and cons," he said. "All the coaches at every program have done a really good job pitching their programs well. I've enjoyed talking to so many people and learning about so many different schools."
When discussing the factors that matter most to him, academics are second to none and his interest in pursuing a business degree definitely helps out the Mustangs.
"Academics first. Football will die out eventually, and I'll need a good backup plan. I'm looking at being a business major because my dad runs a business ,and I would like to do the same," he said. "I also want to make sure I like the campus and see if I can picture myself there."
With such a wide range of offers, Sawyer will have to decide if he wants to join a program on the rise, or a program that is already a national power, and Sawyer says he is not sure where he would rather go.
"It depends. Part of me wants to be part of an underdog team, and part of me wants to play for big time program on the big stage," Sawyer said. "Playing time also means a lot because in the end no matter where you go, you want to play early."
Sawyer, who is currently busy with basketball season, says he has no idea of when he wants to make a decision, and joked his main focus right now is passing his physics exam.
But if he does side with an 'underdog,' SMU could very well land the most heralded signal caller in the June Jones era.
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