As a junior at Enka High School, Sawyer started at quarterback but he knows his future will be at tight end. That's a major reason why he'll be suiting up for Asheville High School in 2009.
"We really didn't keep stats last year under our old coach," said Sawyer. "I was at quarterback for us but all the schools are recruiting me as a tight end. I need more film, but the coaches are saying they love what little film I have. They love my toughness and running ability.
"I'm actually transferring to Asheville High School, and I'll be playing tight end for them. Our coach at Enka was fired, and I also live in the city so it will be easier for me. Plus, the program at Asheville High is doing pretty good, and I can play tight end instead of quarterback which is what I want to play."
Checking in at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds, Sawyer has been timed at 4.8 in the 40-yard dash. He is already hearing from several schools with one in-state program extending a scholarship offer.
"I'm being recruited by Georgia, NC State, Clemson, North Carolina, ECU, and Auburn right now," said Sawyer. "I've been offered a full scholarship by East Carolina, and I went to a Junior Day at East Carolina and one at NC State."
What did he think of those visits?
"They both went really well," Sawyer said. "NC State was really good. I love the facilities. Their weightroom and stadium is really nice. Plus, all of the coaches are really nice too. I'm actually going back up to their football camp on June 22nd. They said wanted me to come up to their camp and workout for them at tight end.
"ECU was great. I actually stayed down there an extra day on Monday, and we got tour the facilities. Their facilities are also really nice, and I liked all their coaches as well."
As it stands now, two programs appear to hold the early lead for Sawyer.
"I've always liked Georgia, and I'm actually starting to really like ECU as well," he said. "ECU and Georgia are probably my top two picks. At ECU, the coaches are great and they made me feel wanted. Georgia, I like the location of the school and the football and fans are really exciting. I went to one of their games and liked it there."
Sawyer stated that he plans on attending camps at East Carolina and NC State along with a Shrine Bowl combine. With an offer on the table, he said he's not sure of when he will be looking to make a decision.
"I don't want to wait too long, but I don't want to rush my decision," said Sawyer. "I don't want to just choose a school when I can still pray about it and think about it... maybe in the next couple of months I'll make a decision, but I don't want to rush anything."