Recruiting: Savage Commits To Cowboys

Oklahoma State now has the commitment from an all-purpose running back for their spread, no-huddle offense, and he's a good one at that. Dantrell Savage gained 1,418 yards and scored 17 touchdowns this season for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College in helping them to the Dalton Defenders Bowl in Coffeyville, Kan. where they lost a 21-19 heartbreaker to Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College out of Oklahoma.

In the bowl game the 5-10, 190-pound speedster had 172 yards of total offense, and ran for a touchdown and caught a pass for another score. Savage said his speed is in the 4.3 and change range.

"They (OSU coaching staff) have told me they want me to be an all-purpose back like a Reggie Bush," said Savage. "They will throw to me and run me to death."

Savage said his visit to Stillwater was the difference maker in causing him to choose the Cowboys over Mississippi State, Iowa State and Troy, among others.

"The other schools don't compare," said Savage. "It was easy to make my commitment because the people are so friendly and nice. They had everything laid out for me academically, including the classes I would need to take. They said the main goal was for me to graduate. I'm wanting to major in radiology and be an x-ray technician."

Savage, originally from Columbus, Ga. also gave credit to his coaches at Gulf Coast – Coach Campbell, Coach Huff and Coach Moore - for the season at Gulf Coast and helping him to develop into the player he has during junior college.

Savage will graduate in May and then look to make his way to Oklahoma State during the summer.

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