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Tom Savage lands at Arizona

Posted on: February 17, 2011 11:35 am
Posted by Jerry Hinnen

As with fellow quarterbacking transferee Tate Forcier, what was reportedly set to become a whirlwind recruitment tour for departed Rutgers QB Tom Savage has ended nearly before it begun. Per Arizona Rivals affiliate , Savage has pledged to play for Mike Stoops' Wildcats.

The news comes as a particular suprise since Savage had specifically requested the privilege of talking with Miami and other Florida schools, a request Greg Schiano had initially denied on publicly spurious reasons before relenting (but not before some interesting comments from Savage's father). Arizona was only the first stop of what had originally been intended to be a series of them.

But with Forcier landing at Miami, Savage elected to cut his re-recruitment short. A major part of Savage's reasoning is likely the friendly-looking Wildcat depth chart; with both starter Nick Foles and backup Matt Scott seniors in 2011, after sitting out his transfer year this fall Savage could very well be the heavy favorite to become Arizona's full-time 2012 starter. And in the Wildcats' Mike Leach- influenced, pass-first offense, Savage could find himself putting up big numbers.

It's not the move everyone was expecting for Savage. But it might be the move that makes the most sense for him all the same.


Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 12:33 am

Tom Savage lands at Arizona

Since: Oct 30, 2006
Posted on: February 17, 2011 2:22 pm

Tom Savage lands at Arizona

Well Flashback to 09 he has a pretty good year. He has like 2000 yards plus passing 14 tds and 7 picks. Take in his size at 6'5 like 220 he has the toolts to be a good qb. I guess we will see in 2 years.

Since: Mar 10, 2009
Posted on: February 17, 2011 1:43 pm

Tom Savage lands at Arizona

Who is Tom Savage?? What's his claim to fame? QB at Rutgers....come on now. Give me a break!

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