Osman Savage
Alabama A&M

Ex-Michigan LB Osman Savage lands at HBCU

This time last year, Osman Savage was a four-star recruit headed to a Power Five school. Now the talented linebacker is HBCU-bound.

Alabama A&M continues to add high-level talent to its 2020 recruiting class with the addition of Osman Savage.

The former Michigan linebacker has committed to AAMU. The Maryland native announced his decision via Twitter on Wednesday.

Osman Savage was a four-star rated recruit by 247Sports. He was ranked as the 18th best outside linebacker in the 2020 signing class and the 14th ranked player in the state of Maryland. Here’s what the site’s scouts had to say about him in 2018.

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.

247 Sports National Recruiting COORDINATOR

Several Power Five programs coveted Savage, including Maryland, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and others. The 6’2, 225 pounder never played a game at Michigan, putting his name in the transfer portal in late September. That means he’ll have four years in Huntsville.

AAMU made a splash in recruiting during the early signing period in December, landing two quality freshman quarterbacks with Power Five offers. Kade McMullen and C.J. Dixon will both likely be in the mix to replace Aqueel Glass in the fall when that time arrives.

Savage’s commitment is big for a defense that can use the help. AAMU often found itself in shootouts because it’s offensive output (second in the SWAC in scoring at 34.1 ) was often betrayed by a defense that allowed more than 33 points a game, third-worst in the conference. 


Ex-Michigan LB Osman Savage lands at HBCU
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