Tom Savage Looks To Make An Early Decision

Four star QB Tom Savage has been heavily recruited with his scholarship tally at 17 as of now. Through the process, the 6-foot-4 QB has made friends with fellow standout recruits. Savage talked to SOR about the programs that are the most interested and who he plans on visiting next. Come see what he had to say.

Highly touted quarterback Tom Savage has been offered up to 17 scholarships and is being recruited hard by a few schools including Rutgers.

"They're close to home," Savage said of the Scarlet Knights. "I have a relationship with [Head] Coach Schiano, the coaching staff and have met a few recruits. I've actually received an e-mail from [Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks coach] John McNulty with the spring practice schedule and received a hand written letter from [Head Coach Greg] Schiano."

One of those recruits is offensive lineman Eric Shrive out of West Scranton High School in Pennsylvania. The five star lineman will be staying over Savage's house when they head over to Piscataway for Rutgers' spring practices.

"We met up during the recruiting process and became good friends," Savage said.

The Cardinal O'Hara signal caller has also become close with two four star receivers in Je'Ron Stokes and Aaron Hayward.

"I talk to Je'Ron all the time, I was just on the phone with him the other day," Savage said. "I met Hayward in San Antonio at a combine and we talked while at Rutgers' Junior Day."

Savage said it's been a benefit to him to have met and talked to other prospects because they can give you their take on a certain program.

"We like to communicate and see who's interested in who," he said. "Recruits' input matters because they can tell you what a place is like and in the end we are all looking for a place that's good to go to."

The Springfield, Pa. native might be in attendance for Rutgers spring game on April 19.

Georgia, Pittsburgh, Miami and Louisville are other schools that Savage has said are recruiting him hard.

"I like all these schools and I can realistically see myself at these schools," he said.

The four star prospect hasn't had a chance to see the campus of the Bull Dogs yet, but will be going to their spring game on April 6. Savage said he's been receiving a few hand written letters from Panthers Head Coach Dave Wannsdedt.

On Louisville Savage said, "I talked to the coaches on Tuesday and I like the direction the program is going in."

The Hurricanes are a program that could make a late charge if Savage remains undecided after school finishes up.

"I went to Miami last summer and I might go again this summer if I don't choose a school yet," he said.

Savage had a chance to go on an unofficial visit with Virginia, who is one of the 17 schools that gave the quarterback an offer, and he had some good things to say about the Cavaliers.

"It was good" he said. "Went to the stadium, the locker room, seen a highlight reel and talked to the head coach and offensive coordinator, which is good so I could see the offense they run."

Once the weather heats up, Savage expects to have a top five list of schools and he said he wants to make his final decision hopefully before his senior year.

"Probably make my top five in the spring because I want to make a decision before the summer or early summer," he said.

Scarlet Report Top Stories