We’re going to file this under the category of “keep this name in mind for a future discussion”. Brandon Savage is a 2018 cornerback from Mount Saint Joe High School in Baltimore, Maryland and recently visited Pitt.
Savage (5-10, 165) visited Pittsburgh with his football training group, Prime Example, a group of players from the Baltimore area that’s led by former NFL Pro Bowl cornerback Troy Vincent. Prime Example players train from December through June and then go around visiting selected schools. During the visit, the players show colleges what they’ve worked on all winter in order to hopefully get noticed. It sure doesn’t hurt to be led by Vincent, a former NFL great.
Savage is an interesting prospect that definitely has skills that will catch the eye of college coaches.
“Colleges like my cover skills but I can also come up and help on the run. I’m also pretty good at man press coverage and at attacking the ball at its highest point. I’m just an aggressive defensive back,” said Savage.
The fact that Brandon Savage is developing into a college prospect shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone considering his family genes. Brandon is the youngest of five boys and his four older brothers went on to, or are currently playing college football.
“My oldest brother Josh played at Penn State, my second oldest played at West Virginia Wesleyan, another brother, Anthony, played at Kansas and another, Aaron, plays at Norfolk State,” said Savage.
“We all got that skill from my dad,” said Savage.
Now Brandon is in the process of creating his own legacy and wouldn’t mind if it included playing for Pat Narduzzi and Pitt.
“”He’s developed a great program at Pitt. I’ve been following him and watched a few games last year. I like the way he runs his team and I think they’ll do well over the next few years.”
Talking to Savage, he was really impressed with everything he saw while at the Pitt facilities. His tour consisted of touring the facilities, viewing the coaching classrooms, the locker room and the place that impressed him most, the Pitt weight room. Another thing on the trip really impressed him too.
“My dad and I are Pittsburgh Steeler fans, so it was a big surprise to me that they share facilities with them. That was really cool to see,” said Savage.
I had to ask Savage how hard it is to be a Steeler fan when you live in Baltimore.
“Hah, hah, it’s a divided household during games because my mom is a Ravens fan. So when they play, we stay away from each other.”
Right now, Pitt coaches haven’t talked about a scholarship with a Savage but he’s a name that we’ll continue to follow and wish him best of luck this upcoming season.
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