Status:
Uncommitted
HIGH SCHOOL
DT

Sawyer Goram-Welch

Defensive Tackle
6′4″ / 265 lbs
Longview, TX
Longview
Class of 2020
Rating: 86
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National Avg
Rating: 85.2
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School Preferences

School
Interest
Offer
Recruited by
Texas A&M
Medium
 
Air Force
Medium
Arkansas
Medium
 
Baylor
Medium
 
Florida Atlantic
Medium
Illinois
Medium
Louisiana Tech
Medium
Memphis
Medium
Oklahoma State
Medium
Purdue
Medium
SMU
Medium
Texas
Medium
 
Texas Tech
Medium
ULM
Medium
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Junior Season
Junior Season

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3 days ago by Jason Howell
TexAgs High School Game of the Week: John Tyler vs Longview
A pair of East Texas rivals meet on a Thursday night in Tyler as the Longview Lobos travel to face the John Tyler Lions. Texas A&M Haynes King is one prospect to watch, but there will be plenty of others to keep an eye on. We break it all down in the TexAgs Game of the Week.
7 days ago by Jason Howell
High school notes and thoughts from my weekend
- Haynes King and Eli Stowers are not only very talented QBs, but they are great fits for the Texas A&M offense. They run complex offenses where they are given a lot of pre-snap responsibilities. They work out of the shotgun and go under center, and they are dual threat guys who know how to extend plays with the legs and run if needed.-King is a no-nonsense leader on the field. He can run, but he is a pass first guy. His eyes are always downfield unless it's a designed run and he is well versed in the art of carrying out fakes. He put the ball in some tight windows Friday night, and made some nice throws under pressure. One thing I like about him is his ball placement, even on incompletions. The polish, the intelligence, the athleticism, it's a very impressive overall package. He did not disappoint.-My favorite play from King was the throw right before halftime to setup the field goal. It was a clutch throw into a tight window, with little room for error due to time in the game and the needed placement of the ball.https://twitter.com/Jason_Howell/status/1170149669395193856?s=20-Stowers' size and frame are the first things you notice, but one thing he has done quickly this fall is put to bed any talk that he was just a big athlete and may not be a QB. Now he still has some rough edges to his game, but he is definitely a QB and one of the best in the country. -It is also clear Stowers is very comfortable in the clutch. He was more than ready to roll when Guyer got the ball back and he had a chance to lead a game winning drive. He also didn't flinch when a penalty put Guyer behind the chains with time ticking down. He made a couple of gains on the ground to put Guyer back on plan.-Stowers' deep ball is a thing of beauty and he has great confidence in it. He throws it with touch and zip, and he can drop it in the bucket way down field.-In his short to intermediate throws, it looks like he's trying to put a lot of touch on it and it results in him taking too much off of it at times. I would like to see him just let it rip more.-I've heard some of the talk about 5-star, and he may get there eventually, but I'm not going there yet. He's definitely one of the top QBs in the country though and solid top 15 in Texas prospect.-I'll just leave this clip here, it's a good one from Guyer's game winning drive.https://twitter.com/Jason_Howell/status/1170439718036746240?s=20-Cedar Hill QB Kaidon Salter is going to be a great pick-up for someone. He is a dual-threat QB with a big arm and who can make throws from a variety of arm slots. He is a P5 QB, there's no doubt in my mind. Very impressive. -Cedar Hill may be the best 0-2 program in the state. They will make a lot of noise come playoff time.-Guyer is for real. And Kaedric Cobbs is going to make some team very, very happy. The Guyer RB is incredibly smart, like top of his class smart, and he is a strong, physical runner with more versatility than he's credited with. He also has a tremendous work ethic and desire.-Longview is good, but they are not as strong as last year. It will be interesting to see how the inexperience at OL and WR develops over the course of the season.-Longview 2021 RB Kaden Meredith is fun to watch. He is a strong, explosive back, who always seems to fall forward. He is also a big factor in the return game.-Longview 2020 DL Sawyer Goram-Welch was all over the place Friday night. He wants to play defense and he has plenty of opportunities. -Arlington Martin may be the most fun team I have see this year. Martin opened the game with 100-yard kickoff return, blocked a punt for a TD, recovered and returned a bad shotgun snap for a TD, and blocked a field goal to setup a field goal. -30 yards of offense with a 24-point halftime lead is something else. I don't think I've seen anything like it before. -Hebron and Martin both have swarming defenses that are going to be match-up issues for their opponents.-2022 RB Isaiah Broadway was impressive in a loss for Hebron. His 36-yard TD run was pretty. It was a decisive run and he exploded right through the middle of the Martin defense for 6. He is also versatile and can be a weapon in the passing game and in the return game. -Martin 2022 DE Ernest Cooper IV is an intriguing prospect. He is very long at 6-4, 215, but he is light in his lower body. He does a good job of using his length, working his hands, maintaining leverage, and he was able to generate pressure on a regular basis. He will be one to watch as he fills out and develops more strength. He is also well aware of Martin alum Myles Garrett and that Terry Price coached him at Texas A&M. He only camped at Texas and Texas A&M this summer. His highlights from the game are below.https://www.hudl.com/video/3/9878202/5d72e642bd6b1114e09b4440
3 mo ago by Jason Howell
Friday Camp Recap
StandoutsWithout a doubt Port Arthur Memorial DE Jordon Thomas stood above the rest. He was fast, physical, and he passed the eyeball test with flying colors. The best part is he is still raw, so he has plenty of growth potential. At his size, with his length his speed off the edge was too much for even the best of the best OL (and there were some absolute beasts there today). He takes top honors for me on a big day for the OL/DL. To think what might happen when he develops more counter moves and refines his technique is ridiculous.https://twitter.com/Jason_Howell/status/1139568019317895168Texarkana Texas High 2021 LB Clayton Smith is also way up there after getting a chance to watch him run. He checked in at 6-4, 210 and he can move. He worked with the LBs and the lateral quickness and change of direction were two things I liked a lot when I watched him. He has room to add some good weight and he was a standout throughout drill work. https://twitter.com/Jason_Howell/status/1139562389576269824Bryce Foster was my favorite among the OL. He's a true interior guy who is just built different from most people. He is stout, powerful, and explosive and those hands knock people down even when he is not trying. Reuben Fatheree would be right there as well. He is still very lean, but the frame and his flexibility is top notch. Donovan Jackson is beyond his years when it comes to technique. He is patient and when he strikes it is effective. Hayden Conner also had a strong day and spent much of his time at LT against the best of the best. https://twitter.com/Jason_Howell/status/1139572355666235393Back to the defensive side Longview 2020 DT Sawyer Goram-Welch, Pleasant Grove 2021 DL Marcus Burris, and Wichita Falls Rider DL E'maurion Banks all flashed at times. Goram-Welch spent most of his time at DT, while Burris and Banks both took reps at DE and DT. https://twitter.com/Jason_Howell/status/1139568377561833472The QB position had some spice with Denton Guyer 2021 QB Eli Stowers throwing with plenty of velocity, and Dallas Bishop Dunne 2022 QB Alex Orji drawing plenty of attention with his arm and accuracy. https://twitter.com/Jason_Howell/status/1139563564337958912The LB group was also a strong one. In addition to Clayton, Katy 2022 Ty Kana was strong from sideline-to-sideline and Dallas Bishop Dunne 2022 Jordan Crook is a little undersized but he's as fast as they come.https://twitter.com/R_Brauninger/status/1139566663035215877I did not get to see much of Emeka Megwa working out but he definitely turned everyone's head when he walked through the door. He is more physically developed than most high school seniors. 2022 North Shore DB Denver Harris was also very much a guy who just does not look like a guy coming off his freshman year. https://twitter.com/R_Brauninger/status/1139558921155297280At DB, Dickinson's Donald Warnell was one of the biggest and most explosive guy out there, and Denton Guyer 2021 Deuce Harmon is a fast, physical DB, with a stout build.https://twitter.com/Jason_Howell/status/1139560196257325056I'm sure I'm leaving someone off but these are the guys who jump to mind.Very Intriguing ProspectFrisco Lone Star 2020 standout Toren Pittman checked in at 6-4, 180 and he reminds me a lot of Chattman from a build standpoint. He played OLB for Lone Star last year, but he spent today at S. He is a rangy kid, with a big frame. Offer watchBased off of what I saw I would say Clayton Smith and E'maurion Banks would be at the top of my watch list. If it does not happen today, I won't be surprised to see it happen down the road.https://twitter.com/R_Brauninger/status/1139555057538654214
4 mo ago by Jason Howell
A few notes for the late night recruiting junkies
It's been a bit of a busy day. This morning I stopped by John Tyler to see recent offer Kitan Crawford. Check out the video interview if you haven't already. He's making plans to take an unofficial visit Texas A&M in late May-early June. He said he has an official visit to Texas June 28, but I am hearing it is June 21. I've been told by sources it looks like the Longhorns hold the edge right now, but Texas A&M is coming on strong. Look for a summer time decision, but it sounds like the Aggies have a legitimate shot at closing the gap.I closed the day in Longview where I caught up with coach John King and his son Haynes King. They're about to have a pretty busy summer. They plan to take an unofficial visit to Texas A&M at the end of May/early June to meet coach Fisher and check out the program. Then they plan to take an unofficial visit to Ole Miss (the Rebels had a couple of coaches on hand today) and they are working out the details on summer time official visits to Auburn and Tennessee. Haynes plans to make a preseason decision. We will see what happens here but I am told they are well aware of Jimbo Fisher's success developing QBs. The Aggies are also keeping an eye on Longview 2020 DT Sawyer Goram-Welch. He has added offers from Purdue and Memphis to a list which includes Texas Tech, Illinois, SMU, Louisiana Tech, Tulane and others. At 6-foot-4, 280-pounds he is attracting looks on both sides of trenches, and I hear the Aggies could take an interest on the offensive side of the ball.In between John Tyler and Longview, I went out to Texarkana to see Pleasant Grove 2021 DLs Landon Jackson and Marcus Burris. There is a lot of talk about them playing together on the next level, if they both find the right fit at the same place, and both plan to return to College Station this summer.Frisco Reedy 2020 OL Nathan Anderson announced his pledge to Oklahoma. His decision comes on the heels of a recent visit to Norman and an offer from the Sooners. Anderson is noted for his ties to Texas A&M, and the Aggies have taken a hard look. The Aggies were planning to get out to Frisco this week and those plans remain unchanged. We will see what happens after that, but it doesn't sound like his pledge to Oklahoma has changed or deterred the Aggies course of action. The Aggies were in Dallas today checking out some rising talents at Dallas Kimball. Standout 2021 CB Ishmael Ibraheem has received some offers from LSU, Arkansas, Ole Miss, and Georgia in recent weeks and the Aggies are taking a strong interest. It also sounds like coaches took a good look at 2021 RB Brandon Epton. He did not play varsity last fall but people in DFW have been buzzing about his ability this spring. Kimball is also home to 6-foot-5, 190-pound 2022 WR Kyron Henderson, who added Baylor to his Kansas and Illinois State offers.
8 mo ago by Ryan Brauninger
Tuesday afternoon recruiting updates
With only a few spots left in 2019 and the close of the Dead Period on the horizon, the A&M staff is focusing much of their recruiting efforts on the incoming visitors this weekend as well as turning their attention to some of their top targets in 2020. After checking around the last day or so, I'd downgrade Colquitt Co (GA) CB Jay Ward to doubtful as a weekend official visitor. Now, that absolutely does not mean that he'll never visit College Station, but it will be tough to get him in at the end of this particular week. I do still believe he'll find his way to A&M prior to signing.I've heard encouraging things regarding Braedon Mowry getting his affairs in order. Still work to be done there, but the prospects of Mowry signing are increasing.A new name to keep an eye on at CB is Daphne (AL) standout Christian Williams. Williams is committed to Bama but did not sign with the Tide and has the Aggies at the very least interested to see if they can get him to campus. Still not hearing positive visit feedback out of Florida with Madison County standout and Florida St CB commit Travis Jay. Like I said though, he's a quiet kid. I wouldn't think we'd hear about an A&M visit until right before he got on a plane, but I'd put that likelihood at doubtful as of today. In 2020, two names are currently surging with A&M momentum, and they are Bastrop Cedar Creek DE Alfred Collins and Shadow Creek S Xavion Alford. Collins has ties to Texas (his mom went to school there), but he's visited A&M almost a handful of times and is by no means a Horn lock at this point from the way it was explained to me. Alford hasn't been offered yet, but I had an in-state talent evaluator that told me his film is probably the best junior safety film in the state of Texas. After watching it in its entirety, I'd probably agree. Alford is one of many 2020 prospects that could see an A&M offer come their way as the staff really starts honing in on their needs in the class. Longview DT and A&M legacy Sawyer Goram-Welch will also get a long look as will his HS QB Haynes King.
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