The weekend was very kind to junior Foster Sawyer (Fort Worth, Texas/All Saints Episcopal).
Saturday afternoon, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound quarterback led All Saints to the Southwest Preparatory Conference small-school championship, defeating Houston St. John’s 60-50 and capping an 11-0 season for his team. Sawyer completed 25 of 30 passes for 454 yards and six touchdowns in the win.
Later that day, Sawyer took in the TCU-Kansas State game, and while the Horned Frogs didn’t win, Sawyer was impressed by what he saw. TCU has been one of the schools heavily recruiting him, and he said he thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere.
“I thought it was awesome,” Sawyer said. “Growing up watching Texas football, I think it’s great that TCU’s now being looked at as an elite program. They’ll show it week in and week out. The atmosphere there was crazy. It seems like the student section was a lot louder than it was last year.”
Sawyer has interest in TCU, but his interest is just as strong with the other schools courting him. Sawyer keeps in touch regularly with TCU, Alabama, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Baylor.
Sawyer, however, did admit that TCU may be a top-five school for now -- and possibly a top-three school. He has built a healthy relationship with co-offensive coordinator Jarrett Anderson.
“I just like how TCU’s run,” Sawyer said. “I like how their practices are and how they utilize the quarterbacks. The coaches are not really going to pat you on the back and tell you how good you are. They’re going to tell you what you need to hear. That’s the mentality I like most.”
Sawyer said he plans on visiting Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday for Oklahoma State’s home game against Texas Tech. The following weekend, he and his family will venture to Tuscaloosa, Ala., for Alabama’s home game against Auburn.
For the time being, Sawyer will take these next few days and enjoy being a state champion with his All Saints teammates.
“I can’t express the feeling I had [Saturday],” he said. “Playing with [TCU commit] Charlie Reid and all the seniors one last time, it was a great feeling coming out victorious for their last game. Nothing’s better than winning. It almost doesn’t feel real.”