In a move that comes as little surprise, backup QB Foster Sawyer announced his intentions to transfer from TCU Monday afternoon.
Sawyer, who was heavily recruited out of high school, signed with TCU after a stellar career at Fort Worth All Saints. After red-shirting his freshman year, the 6’5” pro-style quarterback saw action when Trevone Boykin was injured in 2015 and when Kenny Hill struggled in 2016. Not a great fit for the air raid offense, Sawyer will likely look for a program thatfits his skill set better - namely a pro-style offense that takes advantage of his considerable arm strength but allows him to work out of the pocket more.
Sawyer competed in eight games in 2016, including one start. He was 26-55 with one interception and a touchdown while throwing for 278 yards. Pursued by Alabama, Oklahoma State, Missouri, UCLA, and more out of high school, his list of suitors is likely to be long. At this point he has not announced a list of favorites.
By all accounts a wonderful young man, Foster will be missed in the locker room. But with Kenny Hill entering his senior season, and the presence of several young QBs on the offense - plus the early enrollment of Shawn Robinson, the writing was on the wall for the rising junior. We certainly wish Foster all the best going forward.