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Monday, April 8, 2013
2014 QB Sawyer visits OU, has top group

By Max Olson

IRVING, Texas -- Oklahoma is waiting on a decision from top quarterback target Justice Hansen. So is Foster Sawyer.

The Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints quarterback took an unofficial visit to OU last Tuesday and said he’s looking forward to finding out whethee an offer is coming soon. He knows the Sooners could move quickly if they don’t land Hansen.

Foster Sawyer
Could Foster Sawyer be offered by the Sooners if they miss out on in-state signal-caller Justice Hansen?
“They said [Hansen] was their only offer so far, but I’m going to call them in a couple days,” Sawyer said Saturday after the Dallas Elite 11 camp. “We’ll see how it goes. I visited OU and loved what they do there. But I know I can’t wait too much longer on some of these offers, so we’ll see.”

Sawyer holds a dozen offers, and the 6-foot-5, 210-pound pocket passer said his top-five list has been fluctuating lately. OU, Alabama, Oklahoma State, TCU and Missouri are all on his short list.

He doesn’t know how much longer his process will last. Quarterback recruiting is a fluid process, and he doesn’t want to take too long and miss out on a spot with a school he likes.

“It’s been tough. It’s a blessing and a pain sometimes. You know, there’s been some sleepless nights,” Sawyer said. “If it was my decision, I would make my decision right now. But I’m waiting for the big man upstairs to put me at peace about where I should go to school. My mind changes every other day, but it’s a good problem to have.”

Sawyer likes where things stand right now with Alabama, but he knows the Tide will not take a commitment from a quarterback until their summer camp. He’s not sure if he’ll be willing to wait that long to make a decision, especially considering at least four other QBs hold Alabama offers right now.

That being said, Sawyer may have an advantage over the rest since he has already camped in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

“I’ve been up there twice already,” he said. “They really liked me at the camp and said I’m the only quarterback they’ve offered who’s been to their camp. That’s why they offered, because they liked what they saw. I also went there for the Auburn game. They have great guys, I love the coaching staff and they’re very successful, of course.”

Sawyer was pleased with his showing at the Elite 11 regional, though he didn’t earn MVP honors or a spot in the finals. He has been battling a case of turf toe, but he wasn’t going to miss this opportunity.

“I feel like I could’ve done better,” he said. “I was a little rusty, but it was a great experience to see where you are and interact with some top quarterbacks.”