Dearborn (Mich.) Fordson wide receiver Baquer Sayed acquired two offers this spring after a junior season that was replete with highlight reel catches. The 6-2, 190-pound Sayed embarked on a five-camp summer tour over the last two months, hoping to earn several more offers.
"I went to Central Michigan, Akron, Toledo, Vanderbilt and Western Michigan," Sayed said. "They actually all gave me the same feedback. They told me coming in there that they want me to run a 4.5 or 4.6 and I ran a 4.5 flat at almost every camp, but I didn't get the offers I wanted. They kept saying 'Be patient.' They just want to see the senior season."
Sayed is disappointed more offers did not come his way through camps. In retrospect he may have chosen to attend a different lineup of camps or made sure someone had a video camera out so he could show all the schools recruiting him could see his summer performances.
"I screwed up and didn't go to a couple camps like I was supposed to. I was supposed to go to UCLA tomorrow, but I am also supposed to be at Western and it conflicted," Sayed said. "I went up against a lot of good corners like Dior Mathis and Mylan Hicks and if I would have videotaped it, I think a lot more offers would have come."
Fordson's schedule this fall will pit Sayed and his Tractor teammates against several marquee names in the world of college football recruiting including four-star prospects that have already committed to in-state Big Ten programs Michigan and Michigan State.
Sayed is still hearing form several programs in the Big 10 and the Pac-10, including Illinois, UCLA, Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Stanford, Wisconsin. His two offers thus far have come from Ohio University and Ball State.
"I didn't check out either school yet," Sayed said. "If I don't get any other offers then I'll have to take it, but I don't want to settle either."
As a junior, Sayed made 26 receptions for over 700 yards (nearly a 30 yard-per-catch average) and 11 touchdowns.