Morgantown, West Virginia – Former four star Michigan Wolverines linebacker Osman Savage has officially entered the transfer portal. Savage, who is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, announced his decision today on social media and added that his “commitment is 100% open.”
The West Virginia Mountaineers were high on Savage’s list out of high school before he ultimately decided on Michigan. Savage, a 6’2 225 pound linebacker, had offers from Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Tennessee, as well as West Virginia.
According to National Recruiting Analyst Brian Dohn, Savage has “Strong, powerful frame. Concern about being close to physically maxed out. Outside linebacker with inside linebacker mentality. Explosive and runs well. Has extremely high motor. Is fearless in filling run gaps. Sure tackler.
Plays physical and fast. Changes direction well. Sifts through traffic to find ball carrier. Diagnoses plays well. Good run blitzer. Has hip looseness to cover in man. Has to work on stack and shed. Size matchups in covering bigger tight ends a concern. Continued to development in blitzing in passing game needed. All-conference talent at Top 10 school. Day 3 NFL draft potential.”
West Virginia has done well with recruiting players from Baltimore, the former home of Tavon Austin. In addition, former Wolverines Reuben Jones and Keith Washington both transferred to West Virginia University and had success in recent years.
Savage, who is only a freshman and has plenty of eligibility remaining, is at the very beginning of his college career and there’s no better place than Morgantown, West Virginia to earn a degree and play in front of the best fans in the nation.