New Offer for Savage

La Verne (Calif.) Damien receiver Josh Savage picks up his third offer and continues to receive interest...

Though La Verne (Calif.) Damien suffered a loss last weekend versus Chino Hills (Calif.), receiver Josh Savage had a few big receptions on the field, continuing with the momentum he has had this season.

"For me personally, the season has been going well. I just got offered by Illinois State, and I have offers from Eastern Washington and South Dakota State.

"I'm talking to Sacramento State right now, and I think they are about to offer me. Hopefully I can get something going with them. I've also been talking with Southwest Baptist, some of the coaches at Western New Mexico, and North Dakota," he said.

The 6-foot-1.5, 195-pound receiver has made plans to take an official visit in just over a month.

"I'm taking an official visit to Illinois State on December 8th. My recruiter there is [tight ends coach] Sheldon Cross. He's been telling me that it's not too big, not too small; it's the right size. It has a city and town style lifestyle. It's Division-1 football, so I like that a lot. They run the spread, so that would be good for me as a receiver. I'm really looking forward to checking it out," he said

Savage plans to take his time in narrowing down his options and is no rush to make a decision.

"I'm going to try and take some visits in January. I'm probably going to wait until the very end, National Signing Day in February, to announce my decision. I just want to choose wisely and make sure the school I pick is the right fit," he said.

In the meantime, he's continuing to hone his game and can see growth as a player from his junior season.

"I think I've improved most with my overall confidence and my catching ability. I've been a pretty big target for our games; this year I have the confidence to go up and get the ball and make big plays on the field," he said.

Savage has also been preparing himself for the challenges he will face in college ball in regard to the mental side of football.

"I've been watching a lot of film, reading defenses when it comes to the line, making sure that I know the coverages. I know that it's going to change a lot at the next level, so I just have to get used to all of it," he said.

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