Recruiting: Savage Says OSU In The Mix

Mississippi Gulf Coast C.C. running back Dantrell Savage is considered one of the top junior college playmakers in the country. The 5-11, 185-pounder is very quick (4.3) and can run, catch passes, return kicks, and, if needed, could probably man a corner position on defense. In the recent Dalton Defenders Bowl loss to NEO A&M he scored two touchdowns, rushed for 172 yards and caught several passes. Savage was in Stillwater for his first official visit this weekend.

"It was good," said Savage. "It was not what I expected in that it was so much more than I expected, a lot better than I imagined. The people were so nice and treated me so well. The coaches treated me like I was one of their own players and their wives treated me so nice. Big John, John Johnson, number 33 showed me around. He showed me all over the campus and what there was to do. We ate good. It was really good food."

Savage didn't want to stop.

"Yes, definitely OSU is in the mix. In fact, they would be tops right now and the Oklahoma State coach is coming in to see me this week," added Savage.

Savage said that OSU is recruiting him to play running back and he likes the spread offense that OSU is going to employ. He said right now his other schools to visit are Mississippi State (Jan. 20) and he plans on visiting Iowa State and Troy.

Savage will be a May graduate from Gulf Coast, which means he still has plenty of time to decide, although OSU is filling up on skill players at a rapid pace.

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