For Sawyer, the offer came somewhat as a surprise mainly because up to yesterday, the Tigers hadn't shown that much interest. Not to his knowledge anyway.
"Not really," Sawyer answered when asked if Missouri had shown strong interest. "Coach (Aaron) Beck sent them my highlights and then they said they're coming down and the head coach is too. They said they're 100% in and they really like me."
The offer should come as no surprise for anyone who has watched Sawyer's progress the last two seasons. Last season he led All Saints to a perfect 11-0 record and SPC Championship while throwing for 2,751 yards and 31 scores. Sawyer is grateful for his first offer but like a true leader, he's already focusing on winning another championship.
"It's awesome," he said of receiving the Missouri offer. "(It's) good to get that first one, it means a lot. But, I'm still focused on getting another ring."
Missouri isn't the only program in heavy pursuit of Sawyer. From what Beck has told him, a few more could be on the way soon. For now, he has plenty of junior day invites which he plans on attending.
"OU (Oklahoma), UT (Texas), Mizzou, Baylor, Texas Tech, Alabama and TCU when they come up with a date," Sawyer said of his current junior day invites. "I can't make Baylor and UT but planning on the others. Mizzou offered today so I'm planning on making a trip up there soon."
TCU was one of the first programs to show interest in Sawyer and the interest has remained mutual. The big-armed quarterback hasn't heard from the Frogs lately but he's not worried about it.
"Not much, I haven't talked to them in a while," he said. "I've heard they've been busy with coaching changes."