Savage Continues to Collect Offers

QB Tom Savage is on a lot of major colleges radar as he is considered one of the best prospects in the 2009 class. The Cardinal O'Hara QB discussed his recruitment with SOR and talked about what camps he will be going to along with how his season went. Come see what he had to say.

Cardinal O'Hara's Tom Savage has been regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in the 2009 recruiting class. The offers have been pouring in from major programs for the quarterback as he's been offered by Rutgers, North Carolina State, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Iowa, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Georgia and Florida.

Out of those schools, Rutgers, Miami, N.C. State and Iowa have been pursuing Savage the most. "Rutgers has been recruiting me really hard," Savage said. "They call once a week. N.C.State and Miami have also come in and talked to my coach a few times."

The four star quarterback said that he doesn't have a top five right now, but that he expects to have one by the spring time when he goes on his visits. He did say that he likes Rutgers and had some positive things to say about the program.

"They are the only school I've been to so far," Savage said. "Coach Schiano is very respectful and I have a lot of respect for how he's turned the program around. I feel very comfortable there. The offense they run and the quarterback they have look awesome. Me and my brother plan on going back there just to walk around and see the campus."

Savage will be attending Rutgers' junior day this Saturday and also will be going to Georgia's. He's not sure what school sponsored camps he will attend, but he will be at the Nike Camp, Elite 11 Quarterback Camp and the Friday Night Lights camp.

His brother is Bryan , a red shirt junior quarterback for Hofstra, who has gone through the whole recruiting cycle and has been able to tutor his younger brother on what to expect.

Bryan committed to Wisconsin early out of high school, so Tom said that he can commit at any time if a school offers the right package. "I have to wait and see," Savage said. "I would like to be done early and if I fall in love with a school, I will make my decision."

For the Springfield, Penn. resident to commit to a school, they have to be the right fit for him. "Academics are big for me," he said. "My relationship with the QB coach is also big because my brother told me that they are your dad on the field. I also want to see the type of offense that they run. I can move in the pocket, but I'm more of a pro style QB."

As a sophomore, he threw for 1,500 yards and 11 touchdowns. This season, Cardinal O'Hara went 6-6 and the team lost in the semi-finals. The team had to play without its star quarterback who was sidelined for most of the season with a foot injury. In limited action, he went 72 for 136 passing for 809 yards and eight touchdowns.

"I started off strong but broke my foot in the second game," he said. "I didn't get to practice and would where a boot all week and then play with a plate in my shoe. I wasn't able to get out of the pocket and it led to a concussion and that's when my dad pulled the plug. He didn't want me to risk anything."

Savage is focused on avenging last season and getting his team back on track next season. "I'm looking forward to a better season next year," he said. "Next year we will try to get to the states."


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