With an offer from UTEP last week, Sayles is poised to become the next Sharks defensive back to play in college.
"The offer from UTEP was exciting because I know I have a chance to play D-I football," said Sayles.
Aside from UTEP, Sayles is heading from a handful of schools from the west, plus a couple of national programs. "I'm also talking to Stanford, Northwestern, Washington, Oregon State, Cal and Duke, UCLA and a little from USC," said Sayles. "Cal, Northwestern, Stanford and UCLA all said if I hit one of their camps and do well, I have a good chance at getting an offer."
Numerous schools have been by the Santiago campus and, last week, a good number saw their "jamboree" practice, where they worked out and did drills for the audience.
Sayles has five schools that are standing out for him. "I'm really interested in Stanford, UCLA, Northwestern, UTEP and Oregon State," said Sayles. "I'm hoping to get out to Chicago and visit Northwestern and I'm going to try and hit up UTEP. Then I know I'm for sure camping at UCLA."
As a 2008 junior, Sayles had 97 tackles and three interceptions for the Sharks.
Academically, he has a 4.42 GPA and will take the SAT and ACT in June.
He'll be at the Scout.com Combine in Los Angeles later this month.