There's a new wide receiver king in Ohio, and his name Justin Sawmiller.
As reported by MaxPreps and a variety of other outlets, Sawmiller set a new career receptions record after totaling 14 in the 34-10 pasting that his Kenton High (Kenton, Ohio) squad put on Ottawa-Glandorf High (Glandorf, Ohio). The 14 grabs pushed his career total to 351 receptions. Together, they accounted for 4,995 yards.
He even added a flourish in the record setting performance when he hurdled a defender on the catch and run you see above, though that led to a penalty.
The 351 receptions are just seven off the national record, which was set less than 12 months ago by Davis Howell of Knoxville, Tennessee's Christian Academy.
Incredibly, despite his record-setting career, Sawmiller has yet to receive major recruiting attention from anyone, according to Rivals.com.
If Sawmiller remains healthy he's likely to shatter both the national receptions record and his state's career yardage record, as he is already within 177 yards of the Ohio mark currently held by a former Kenton receiver, Tommy Petitt.
Perhaps someone should let Urban Meyer and co. know that there's a Wes Welker-like receiver right down the road. He might be interested.
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