Shawnee Mission (Kan.) Shawnee Mission North two-star safety Aaron Sawyer admits he was a little under the radar screen last season on the gridiron.
He started the season out on offense and had about five touchdowns and 250 yards receiving, but then he moved over to defense and become more of a role player at offense. And defense – especially at safety – is where he found a home at.
And the schools definitely agreed.
"Wyoming has offered me a full scholarship, also Army offered, then I've been talking to Kansas and Kansas State a lot," Sawyer, who is 6-foot and 180 pounds.
"That's pretty much it talking wise. I've also been getting mail from places like Illinois and Ball State.
"The KU coach likes me and has been following me. But Kansas State seems like they are really high on me. They seem like they're going to jump out there pretty soon with an offer. I'd like to go up for the Wyoming camp. But I'm still trying to get that figured out."
Sawyer said he would like to get his decision made sooner, rather than later and he has a few things in mind that he'll be looking for in the perfect school.
"I'd like to make a decision by the beginning of the season," he said. "I would say you always want a good education as a backup plan. But I just want a good solid football program with a good graduation rate and maybe someday if I play my cards right I could go to the NFL."
SM North has been up and down the past few seasons. Sawyer hopes the roller coaster ride swings back up in the 2007 season.
"Our team looks good," he said. "We have a lot of returning starters. We're just going to keep the young guys learning. But as of now we look good. We're improving. I'm looking forward to this season a lot."