Rutgers University football fans are well versed in quarterback controversies and transfers, and there could be another story developing considering the signal-callers of the Scarlet Knights. According to articled posted on Saturday by Dave Hutchinson of the Star Ledger, former Rutgers starter Tom Savage is thinking about returning to the program that he transferred away from at the end of last season.
"Savage, who announced last month that he was transferring from Arizona after a semester in Tucson," wrote Hutchinson, "could consider trying to return to Rutgers, according to a person familiar with the conversations between the Scarlet Knights program and its former quarterback. The person requested anonymity because Savage has not publicly mentioned a list of schools, and Schiano is not able to comment on a potential recruit before he signs a scholarship."
If Savage decides to return, he would more than likely be the Scarlet Knights third-string quarterback, as sophomore Chas Dodd and freshman Gary Nova each split time this season. However, neither quarterback has solidified the starting job and that could be beneficial for Savage, who's looking to just play.
"Coming to terms with a supposed leader who abandoned them will not be easy for everyone else in the locker room," wrote the SB Nation Rutgers blog On The Banks, "but solely in terms of on-field talent, this is a choice that Rutgers shouldn't even hesitate to make. Frank Cignetti can make Tom Savage a first-round draft pick."
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