Local receiver enjoys visit

Local wide receiver Thomas Sawyer recently took a visit to Arizona. Read on to see how it went and more.

Even though he battled through an injury plagued junior season, Tucson (Ariz.) Canyon Del Oro wide receiver Thomas Sawyer is one of the more sure-handed pass catchers in the city.

He was also one of a slew of in-state prospects on hand for UA's Junior day and liked what he saw.

"They really went in to try to make everyone feel at home," Sawyer said. "Even though it was a football recruiting function. it was laid back and we talked football, but also saw some of the campus."

Sawyer was also able to get a closer look at what Arizona does on offense.

"We got to talk with the position coaches, who kind of went over the offense," he said. "The offense they run works and you can tell that by looking at the points that they put up.

"They've done it with different guys. Coach has a good ability to get the most of guys and upperclassman."

Unfortunately for Sawyer, he wasn't able to finish out his Junior season.

"I suffered a couple injuries during this past high school season," Sawyer said. "It was awful because we had a good team. We went 10-2 and I feel we would have been even better if I was out there. It was tough just focusing on grades and not being able to get out on the field."

Academics will play a very important role in Sawyer's decision and there is one particular school he has an eye on.

"The one place I would like to get to check out is Army," he said. "I've always wanted to go into law enforcement and playing football at Army would be an amazing experience.

"Grades are important to me. Wherever I go, I want to play football and also excel in the classroom."

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