Sawyer Goes From Recruit to Recruiter

Fort Worth All Saints four-star QB Foster Sawyer is giving his best recruiting pitch to a pair of top ranked area linemen.

Fort Worth (TX) All Saints quarterback Foster Sawyer made his commitment to TCU in April, choosing the Frogs over offers from Alabama, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Missouri, Vanderbilt and Arizona State among others.

Since his decision when the stress of picking a school was lifted, Sawyer has shifted his focus on helping the Frogs compile one of the top classes in the country.

Currently the Frogs have eight commitments in the fold for their 2014 class with Sawyer the highest rated recruit as a four-star and No. 16 quarterback in the country. The Frogs are still in contention for several prospects and with 7-9 slots left to fill, they have to be very selective.

Two players the Frogs would love to get are offensive lineman Demetrius Knox(Sawyer's teammate) and Dallas Skyline product Tyus Barrett.

Sawyer says Knox's interest in TCU is legit.

"It is, TCU definitely has a good shot," Sawyer said of his teammate. "His mom really wants him to stay local. He's looking at every option; obviously he doesn't want to rush it. We talk about it every day; he's talked about TCU and some other schools as well like UCLA and Ohio State. There are a lot of good schools looking at him and I feel like TCU has a great shot with him but if not I respect his decision."

Spoken like a true quarterback who wants big linemen to protect him, Sawyer is not only making a pitch to Knox, he's also giving his best recruiting pitch to Barrett.

"The main guy I'm really focusing on is Ty Barrett from Skyline, he's a real good guy and would be a good teammate I feel like," Sawyer said. "I hope we can see him wearing purple on Saturdays."

Regardless of which schools each prospect he's talking with chooses, he'll respect their decision. He tells each of the pros and cons on TCU and the main message is simple, especially to players from the DFW area; come win a national championship close to home.

"I try to respect their decision and ask them how they're recruiting is going because at the end I want it to be their decision. I tell them the pros and cons of TCU but hopefully Coach Patterson's success at TCU speaks for itself," he said. "I just tell them to stay local; why go far when you can stay close and win a national championship ten minutes down the road."

Aside from Knox and Barrett, Sawyer says there isn't anyone in particular he's recruiting for TCU. But he's always ready to make the call.

"I just ask them who to talk to and they try to tell me," he finished.


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