Tom Savage had tentatively scheduled several visits to determine his next collegiate football home. As it turns out, he needed just one.
Following a visit to Arizona earlier this week, the former Rutgers quarterback has committed to playing for the Wildcats, the Tucson Citizen is reporting. Savage confirmed the move to the paper in a text message.
“Coaches were awesome, campus is great and I bonded with the players a lot,” Savage wrote in the text.
Senior Nick Foles, barring injury of course, will be the Wildcats’ starter in 2011, and another senior, Matt Scott, is planning on redshirting the 2011 season. Savage will be forced to sit out this season to satisfy NCAA transfer rules, potentially setting up a talent-laden battle for UA’s starting QB job in 2012.
Savage started most of the 2009 season and was named a Freshman All-American for his performance. He began the 2010 season as the starter, but a combination of injuries and highly ineffective play led to his losing the starting job.
In January of this year, Savage announced he was transferring from Rutgers.