The Florida State Seminoles put out plenty of offers yesterday, and they decided to join their bitter in-state ACC rivals, the Miami Hurricanes, in the pursuit of an in-state cornerback in four-star East Lee County High star Kendall Sawyer. Rated by most services as one of the top 300 recruits in the country, Sawyer has no leans but a nice list of offers early on. He could be an all-purpose back at the collegiate level, but his best fit at this point is at the cornerback position.
Sawyer now has offers from Miami, Florida State, the North Carolina Tar Heels, the USF Bulls, the Louisville Cardinals, the West Virginia Mountaineers, the UCF Knights, and Appalachian State. The four-star CB has plenty of in-state interest, and he should continue to see more offers pour out from around the country. Other major programs like the LSU Tigers, Pittsburgh Panthers, Iowa State Cyclones, and Oklahoma Sooners also have interest.
West Virginia and Miami seem to be recruiting the top 25 cornerback hard, and Miami would love to add one of the top 35 recruits in the state of Florida. Miami hosted Kendall Sawyer on an unofficial visit last month, while West Virginia’s Joe DeForest recently checked in on the East Lee County standout.
Florida State has nine commits in the 2014 class, but none of those guys are cornerbacks. Overall, FSU has offered 15 cornerbacks in the 2014 class, but Kendall Sawyer is not expected to be one of their top targets. They are reportedly looking the closest at five-star trio Jalen Tabor, Tony Brown, and Marlon Humphrey, as well as reported Florida State-lean and four-star Countryside High standout Mike Johnson. Miami-area prospect Nigel Patten is a three-star corner worth watching for closely, as Florida State wants to bring him to Tallahassee and the interest is very much mutual.
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