Foster Sawyer, Six Other Recruits Visit OSU

Monday was a busy day for recruits to stop by and watch practice at Oklahoma State. The Cowboys' top quarterback prospect was back in Stillwater again in Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal signal caller Foster Sawyer.

"Practice was awesome and I really like the way Coach (Mike) Gundy and his staff run practice," said Sawyer, who has been to Oklahoma State for games in the fall, made the trip to Stillwater for Junior Day, and also watched some practices. "I like the tempo and the way the quarterbacks work. It is all very impressive."

Sawyer had been to Stillwater on a couple of occasions for a tour and then a couple of times to eyeball spring practice. The 6-5, 205-pound pro-style quarterback that is athletic enough to take off with it has created one heck of a résumé with offers from the likes of Baylor, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon State, SMU, and UCLA.

Sawyer has settled in on a trio of Oklahoma State, TCU, and Alabama.

"Those are the schools that have been recruiting me the most and the ones that I am the highest on. But it has all been pretty fast and I know that I've said I wanted to get things done. I'm slowing it down because I want to make sure that I end up going to the right one, to the place that I should be. I think you could say that I am taking it day-by-day. I would say a decision could come later this spring, maybe after spring practice," said Sawyer.

Sawyer said he has been contacted by OU and he has talked by phone with their offensive coordinator Josh Heupel. He said that he and his dad were going to stay in Norman overnight on Monday and stop by OU on Tuesday.

Playing the Southwest Preparatory Conference North Division, Sawyer has made a name for himself earning all-league honors last season in leading the Saints to back to back titles and unbeaten seasons.

The 2012 season included a 31-7 win over Brownwood, a 45-23 win over Dallas St. Mark's, and a 48-7 win over Oklahoma City Casady School. Sawyer threw for 2,815 yards with 31 touchdowns and only eight interceptions in completing 162-of-263 passes (61.6 percent). As a sophomore, he threw for 2,810 yards with 27 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

Sawyer's résumé is strong. He works with a regular quarterback trainer in former Texas A&M quarterback Kevin Murray, who he gives a lot of the credit for his development.

There were at least six other prospects watching the Cowboys practice on Monday, including several good line prospects, a receiver, and another quarterback.

Max Partlo is a 6-4, 220-pound dropback style quarterback out of Dallas (First Baptist Academy), Texas who has put up some very impressive numbers. Last season he threw for 3,768 yards and 48 touchdowns with just 12 interceptions. In addition to OSU, Partlo has seen recruiting interest from Houston, LSU, Rice and Tulsa.

Of the linemen, Cody Crow out of Comanche, Okla., is a pretty impressive young man. The 6-5, 255-pound Crow plays offensive tackle and defensive tackle and looks good on tape. He also has a 310-pound bench press and a 525-pound dead lift. Now add this, a 4.0 GPA and a 35 ACT score and that is really impressive. He also plays basketball and is pretty good on the hardwood too.

Micah Thomas is a defensive end out of Cedar Park (Vista Ridge), Texas. The 6-2, 247-pound Thomas runs a 4.65 and caught a touchdown pass last season, in addition to having 59 tackles, with 23 tackles for loss, and four sacks. He has recruiting interest from Arkansas, Auburn, Kansas State, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma State, South Carolina,, Texas-San Antonio, and UCLA.

Drew Springfield came a long way to watch the Cowboys. The 6-2, 250-pound lineman from Eastside Catholic in Sammamish, Wash., made the trip with his mother, who graduated from Oklahoma State. Springfield is a stout looking lineman.

Two local in-state prospects visiting were Larry Lambeth of Oklahoma City Millwood, a 6-0, 225-pound linebacker/fullback, and wide receiver/corner prospect Jalen Adams of Southmoore. Adams has offers from San Diego State and Tulsa. The 5-10, 170-pound speedster also caught 39 passes for 766 yards and 8 touchdowns as a junior.

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