Watch List DE Sawyer adds Tide offer 

January, 17, 2013
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama’s Nick Saban and Kirby Smart toured through the state of Georgia on Wednesday. When they stopped at North Gwinnett High School to see ESPN Watch List defensive end Dante Sawyer, they informed his coach that he had a scholarship offer from the Crimson Tide.

“I was excited because I wasn’t expecting them to come in that day and tell Coach [Hayden] Sphire that I did have that offer,” Sawyer said. “It was pretty cool. [Saban] came all the way out to Suwanee, Ga., just to check on me and what not.”

The UA coaching staff likes Sawyer -- who’s listed at 6-foot-3, 250 pounds -- as a rush linebacker. They say he can play a similar role to current Tide starter Adrian Hubbard, who also hails from the Peach State.
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