Recruiting: Alabama’s Nick Sawyer first 2021 QB commit

Nick Sawyer always picks the hardest position in any sport that he plays.

Sawyer embraces the pressures and responsibilities that follow as the starting quarterback and point guard for Sparkman (Ala.) High School.

Excelling in the spotlight earned the respect of Sawyer’s coaches and teammates.

Sawyer’s leadership skills will continue to grow following his decision to continue his football career at Army Friday. Sawyer called defensive line coach Tank Wright, his recruiter, with the news of Army’s first quarterback commit of the 2021 class.

“I like being ability to carry the responsibility on my back,” Sawyer said. “I have a strong will to win. I just go with that and lead. 

“It means everything to be able to play for the country’s team. It means a lot for them to just take a chance on me. There’s a lot of benefits for me and for my future going to Army West Point that other schools, even the some of the top schools in the country, couldn’t give me. I looked into all of that and made my decision.”

Sawyer, who also runs track, accounted for 21 touchdowns (14 passing, 7 rushing) as a junior in Sparkman’s spread Air Raid offense. Sparkman uses some flexbone formations, similar to Army’s, in short-yardage, goal-line situations.  

“He’s a nice, humble young man with a strong family structure,” Sparkman coach Laron White said. “He’s a speed demon and a natural leader and athlete. We are blessed to have him as one of our leaders. He’s a ‘Yes, sir, No, sir” kid. He excels in the classroom as well as on the field. Army has a winner in Nick.”

Army started showing interest in Sawyer about a month ago. A week later, Sawyer received an offer from Wright. Air Force texted Sawyer after the offer and Navy texted him early this week. Neither showed the level of interest as Army.

“Going into this season even before I received offers, I was just going to play hard and being noticed would come,” Sawyer said. “Now, I don’t have to think of that as a burden or anything. That’s just one less thing I have to worry about. Now, it’s just go out, have fun, play hard and win.”

2021 commits (3)
FB Hayden Reed, 6-2, 210, Plant HS, Tampa, Fla.: Other offers – Colorado State
QB Nick Sawyer, Sparkman HS, Harvest, Ala.: First offer – Army. Accounted for 21 touchdowns (14 passing, 7 rushing) in 2019.
CB Da’Veon Turner, 5-9, 170, Harper Woods (Mich.) HS: Other offers – Akron, Bowling Green

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