2014 QB Sawyer staying close to home


Fort Worth (Texas) All Saints quarterback Foster Sawyer had some attractive options placed in front of him when it came to his college football future. But in the end, the school he felt best about was the one closest to home.

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound signal caller committed to TCU on Thursday.

"I always felt like it was the place for me," Sawyer said. "It felt like family there. I visited some great schools, but nothing compared to TCU."

Though he was recruited by co-offensive coordinator and running backs coach Jarrett Anderson, Sawyer said he got a chance to build relationships with virtually the entire coaching staff.

"Coach Anderson recruited me, but I got so familiar with all of them," Sawyer said. "Coach [Rusty] Burns has been recruiting me since I was a freshman."

Sawyer, who is battling a turf toe injury but competed at the Dallas Elite 11, had offers from several notable programs and chose the Horned Frogs over Oklahoma State, Alabama and Missouri.

"I feel relieved," Sawyer said. "The whole process was a blessing, but it was stressful. A lot of weight is off my shoulders.

"It was a tough decision. It wasn't easy at all. I just felt the most comfortable at TCU."