As soon as players commit to a program, they become invested in everything the program stands for. If you commit to Ohio State or Michigan, you’re going to be involved in one of the most bitter rivalries in college football.
Jack Sawyer doesn’t seem to have a problem with that. At all.
On Saturday evening, five-star quarterback J.J. McCarthy committed to Michigan, giving Jim Harbaugh his quarterback of the future. The 2021 recruit is ranked as a top 20 player in his class and is listed as the No. 2 pro-style passer, as well.
After learning of McCarthy’s commitment, another Michigan commit — four-star offensive tackle Giovanni El-Hadi — told Evan Petzold of Wolverines Wire that the latest quarterback prospect won’t have to worry about getting sacked when he gets to Ann Arbor.
“No one is touching him,” El-Hadi said. “I think he’ll be pretty happy about not getting sacked.”
That’s when Sawyer chimed in on Twitter, challenging that statement by El-Hadi.
“We’ll see about that,” Sawyer responded.
We’ll see about that… https://t.co/61WvxgVVdV
— Jack Sawyer (@jacksawyer40) May 12, 2019
Sawyer is a five-star weak-side defensive end and is listed as the second-best player in the 2021 recruiting class. An Ohio native, Sawyer has been committed to Ohio State since February and will be another in a long line of tremendous Buckeyes defensive lineman.
And he plans on getting to McCarthy quite a bit when the two teams clash at the end of the season in a few years.
The rivalry between Ohio State and Michigan never takes a break. Even though Sawyer and McCarthy won’t be in their respective college uniforms for another two years, the intensity is already there.