Too Little Too Late?

<b>Bryan Savage</b>, an outstanding quarterback from the Philadelphia area who committed to Wisconsin back in June, is still being pursued by the home-state Nittany Lions. Is he listening?

Name: Bryan Savage
Position: QB
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 205 pounds
40-yard dash: 4.68 seconds at Nike Camp
Bench Press: 12 reps of 185 pounds at Nike
School: The Haverford School, Haverford, PA

Since August 7, the day Penn State's top choice at quarterback, Chad Henne, publicly announced his decision to attend Michigan, the coaching staff has been scrambling to woo other top quarterback prospects. Recently, the Nittany Lions have made appeals to Bryan Savage to reconsider PSU.

Bryan, whose team is currently 2-0, was called by Penn State assistant coach Ron Vanderlinden twice so far this month. Although they have yet to offer Bryan a scholarship, it's clear the Nittany Lions are very interested in Savage.

However, it seems that Penn State's efforts are too little, too late. Bryan maintains that he no longer has any interest in Penn State and remains committed to the Badgers.

"Yeah, I'm definitely going there," he said Tuesday evening. "I like Wisconsin, it's a great place for me. I like the coaches out there, so that's where I'm going.

"I talked to Coach White. He calls me once every week they can. I call him during the week to see how everything's going up there, so I talk to him a bunch."

Penn State remains an outstanding opportunity for some quarterback prospect as it appears the Nittany Lions may only sign one signal-caller this year and currently have no scholarship quarterbacks with eligibility beyond the 2005 season. Unfortunately for Penn State, the window of opportunity with Savage appears to have closed.

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