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Seminoles grab Dante Sawyer's attention

9/11/2012

Every school has their own unique way of getting recruits' interests.

For Florida State and 2014 defensive end Dante Sawyer (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett), overflowing a mailbox was the method of choice. The Seminoles sent more than 50 pieces of mail with their name on it in just over 48 hours.

FSU hadn't contacted Sawyer before. "No, that was their first time contacting me," Sawyer said. "It was over 50 letters and I got some more yesterday."

An offer from the Seminoles hasn't come yet. Sawyer thinks it could happen down the road, though.

"I just really feel like they have the potential to contact me some more," he said of their efforts.

Florida State, of course, isn't the only team sending mail. Alabama and Ohio State have been doing the same thing in numbers.

In order to find a place to keep all his letters, Sawyer came up with a nice little storage system.

"I have a shoebox full right now," he said. "I can't really name all of them."

This past Saturday, Sawyer took an unofficial visit to Alabama to see the Crimson Tide take on Western Kentucky. He'd been to Tuscaloosa before, but meeting with the coaches was another deal altogether.

"Got to meet Coach Saban and the other coaches," Sawyer said. "It was really cool. I had visited in the summer."

Sawyer's lone offer comes from another ACC school, North Carolina. To show his appreciation and interest, Sawyer plans to visit Chapel Hill soon.

"I want to get to North Carolina soon, for sure," mentioned the 6-foot-3, 245-pound defensive lineman.

More offers will come, and he knows that. But for now, Sawyer is just taking things as they come without investing too much thought.

"I am just sitting back and waiting to see," he said.