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Sawyers: Staying near home was a factor

Michael Sawyers

For Michael Sawyers, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive lineman out of Ensworth High School, there was no need to leave the city of Nashville for college. VandyMania.com spoke to Sawyers on his verbal commitment to the Commodores.

For Michael Sawyers, a 6-foot-3, 285-pound defensive lineman out of Ensworth High School, there was no need to leave the city of Nashville for college. VandyMania.com spoke to Sawyers on his verbal commitment to the Commodores. "Vanderbilt was my first offer," said Sawyers. "I built a close relationship with the coaches and the players from being on campus so often. It wasn't just that. The...

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