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Teammates Sawyer, Gresham searching for first offer

7/21/2012

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - With highly-sought-after 2014 offensive tackle prospect Demetrius Knox and Baylor commitment Xavier Phillips, a 2013 outside linebacker, Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal has itself some impressive college football prospects.

While those two warrant plenty of attention, the Saints - who made it to the consolation finals on Friday in the Texas Division II state 7-on-7 championships - have some intriguing players that are in search of their first scholarship offers but appear to have the physical tools necessary at the next level.

Included in that group is 6-5, 210-pound quarterback Foster Sawyer.

"I haven't gotten any offers yet but the ones that have shown the strongest interest are Alabama, Oklahoma State, TCU and (Texas) Tech," said the strong-armed Sawyer. "I've had contact with (Oklahoma), but the top three are the ones that I've been to camps to: Alabama's, Oklahoma State's and I'm planning on going to TCU's."

Sawyer has plenty of familiarity with TCU since it's nearby. As for those three aforementioned schools, he said he hopes to take in a couple of games of each. Other than that, he is focused on getting his team to a state championship this fall.

"I'm planning to go to a couple of Oklahoma State games, a couple of TCU games, a couple of Alabama games this year," Sawyer said. "I'm interested in all schools. Of course those are my top schools but you never know what could happen. I'm just worried about this fall and winning the ring right now."

One of Sawyer's backfield mates, running back Daniel Gresham, is much shorter than Sawyer but is just as impressive physically, perhaps more so. Though standing 5-11, Gresham weighs in at a strong 230 pounds with large biceps that produce a bench press of 335 pounds.

Gresham, too, is without offers but he is getting interest from Alabama, Louisville, Michigan, Ohio State and Texas with the most contact coming from Alabama, Michigan and Texas.

The 2014 running back attended camps at Baylor, Louisville, TCU and Texas this summer. As for unofficial visits, he may join his teammate Knox on a trip to the Buckeye state.

"I think me and Meech (Demetrius Knox) might try to sneak up there to Ohio State possibly during the year and try to see a game," Gresham said. "Also, I've been talking to (Texas co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Major) Applewhite about coming to see a game at UT. We also might go see that Michigan-Alabama game at Cowboys Stadium since it's right up the street."

Gresham's hard work in the weight room and on the field has produced a player that can squat 585 pounds and run a 4.6-second 40-yard dash. Those attributes could come in handy for positions that coaches wanted him to play in middle school, such as linebacker or defensive line, but he always saw himself as a running back and plans to stick there at the next level.

He said that he doesn't take any supplements and tries to be "all natural" when it comes to his workouts, making it all the more pleasing when he passed offensive line, defensive line and linebacker teammates on the bench press.

"It felt good," Gresham said.