He had been offered by TCU.
The 6-foot-5, 205-pounder has been on the Frogs' radar since prior to his sophomore year and since then, he's always showed mutual interest in them. With close family ties and countless visits to the campus, Sawyer, who visited TCU on Saturday for a junior day, knows just about everything about the school as one can.
The Frogs apparently knew as much about Sawyer too and decided it was time to extend an offer to the gunslinger.
"I was sitting around and Coach Beck texted me and told me to give Coach Anderson a call," he said. "I called him and we talked a little bit about yesterday for a minute or so and he said ‘we're going to offer you'. Of course I told him how much TCU means to me and my family and the relationship we had with them for so long and this offer means a lot. It's also the first Big 12 offer I have so that means the world to me.
"I know I'll be making a decision here pretty quick I think, no later than a month, maybe sooner. We'll see."
He will look to the guidance of his head coach at All Saints, Aaron Beck to help him make that decision.
"Coach Beck knows how much TCU means to me and we've been in contact for a while. He's excited and I'll talk to him tomorrow about some stuff," he said of Beck. "I'm definitely going to talk to him; his voice definitely means a lot to me."
Sawyer already held offers from UCLA, Arizona State, SMU, Missouri, Houston and is receiving strong interest from Alabama, Texas, Baylor, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to name a few. Some may question why it took the Frogs a little longer to offer, but according to Sawyer he appreciates the fact TCU evaluated him to the fullest.
"To be honest with you it almost means more than offering me earlier, it means that TCU truly looked into me with every possible situation and I was still their guy," he said. "It means a lot more to me because it truly shows that they are vested in me and that's what I'm looking forward to and with them yesterday they kept talking about a national championship and I like that a lot."
Life outside of football is just as important to the big signal caller.
"This offer definitely makes my path a little bit narrower for sure," Sawyer said. "I'm starting to pick my top three, maybe two right now and I really don't want to mention my second one yet. TCU is definitely in the top category for many reasons. When I was there yesterday, I could just see myself being a student there and that's what's most important I think. Football is not guaranteed and if football ends for me today, where could I see myself and be the best person I can be. I saw that at TCU. I'm excited, but nothing is guaranteed, we don't know what's going to happen, we'll see."
While he and his family were overjoyed with the offer, his former teammate and Frogs 2013 signee Charlie Reid was just as excited according to Sawyer.
"I texted him and he had stoked and happy," he said. "I haven't talked to him yet but I'll see him tomorrow at school. It will be interesting."
While he enjoys the attention he's received from colleges and the media, he's getting closer to making a decision and ready to put his focus on helping the Saints repeat as SPC champions.
"To be honest with you I'm excited about tomorrow morning because we officially start our off-season," he said. "I've still got another year and I still want to get another ring and that's the most important thing. We've got a bunch of good guys coming back and we got more guys coming in and I can't wait to get to work tomorrow with my family.
"I don't really like all the publicity, it gets a bit old and it keeps you away from the true meaning of football. A lot of guys focus on other things and at the end of the day when you step between the lines and the lights come on is when the stuff truly matters, not all of this other stuff. I'm ready, I've been blessed with every offer and every interview I've had, it's hitting me that it's about time to start getting to work, especially my senior year. I'm not satisfied at all with just one ring."