June 9, 2008

Rebels' Vaughn after another Florida CB

Ole Miss is in search for cornerbacks, and has offered nearly a dozen athletes at the position since signing day last February.

One prospect that hasn't received much attention when it comes to media coverage - but has from college coaches - is Coral Reef athlete Charles Sawyer.

Sawyer claims seven offers including one from Ole Miss, Florida, Vanderbilt, Central Florida, Florida International and Kentucky.

While Sawyer declines to name a favorite, it is obvious that Ole Miss has made an impression on the 6-foot, 170 pound prospect, mainly through the efforts of Rebel recruiting coordinator Chris Vaughn.

"He connected with me so fast," Sawyer said on Sunday evening. "He is a real open guy and a free hearted great guy."

Vaughn, who coaches cornerbacks for Ole Miss, also dropped by the Miami-area high school to evaluate Sawyer during spring practice. Ole Miss was the first school to offer Sawyer.

Coaches from all the schools also dropped by to watch Sawyer and also coaches from Rutgers and UAB stopped by according to Sawyer.

Ole Miss may have made an impact on Sawyer, but the prospect is set, for now, on going through the recruiting process.

"I'm wide open right now," he said. "I've only been to UCF so far, that's the only campus I've been to and I'd like to see some others."

However, Sawyer does have the Rebels penciled in for a visit.

"I'm going to visit either in late June or July," he said. "I don't know about camps, whether I'll attend the Ole Miss camp or not. My high school coach is taking care of all that and I'm just waiting to see what the schedule is."

Sawyer is confident in his abilities to play at the next level based on his high school experience, which included 40 tackles and an interception last fall.

"Since I've been playing cover corner, they (coaches) always put me on the top receiver on the other team," he said. "I think I'm pretty good, it doesn't matter to me whether I'm playing off the receiver or in press coverage."

Sawyer reports a 3.0 GPA and a 16 on his first attempt on the ACT.

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