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Potential to Play at Ohio State in Spring Led to Jack Sawyer’s Decision to Opt Out of His Senior Season of High School Football

Last Friday afternoon, Jack Sawyer – Ohio State’s five-star defensive end commit and the cornerstone of what could be a historic 2021 recruiting class – chose to end his high school career at Pickerington North and get started down his path to Columbus.

Sawyer grappled back and forth with the decision, talking it over thoroughly with his parents before ultimately making the call after a four-day period of tough conversations and weighing his options. He had a face-to-face conversation with his head coach, Nathan Hillerich, to tell him that he would not be returning for his senior season, as Sawyer told Eleven Warriors “it was tough to spit those words out of my mouth and get that across.