Mamou (La.) star wide receiver LaTerryal Savoy is not a lot different from most kids that grow up in Louisiana. Savoy grew up a huge LSU Tigers fan. However, with LSU’s strict scholarship numbers this year he knows the Tigers could potentially run out of room. That’s okay though because he is going to have plenty of options to consider.
“I got my first scholarship offer from Michigan yesterday,” Savoy said.
“They called my coach and told him that they were going to offer and that my papers were on the way. I’m real excited that I got my first scholarship offer. Michigan is a great program and I plan on taking a visit there at some point.”
The 6-foot-3, 200 pound Savoy runs the forty yard dash in 4.58 seconds and has a 300 pound bench press. As a junior he nabbed 44 passes for 783 yards and nine touchdowns.
If your still not convinced that Savoy is going to be a hot commodity among recruiting circles then just talk to his coach Joel Desselle.
“LaTerryal told me his top five schools and I sent them out a tape,” Desselle said. “As soon as Michigan got it and watched it, they offered him immediately. LSU, Alabama and Auburn have not offered yet, but they have expressed a big interest in him. I sent Nebraska a tape, but it was damaged in shipping, but they told me that they are planning to offer him a scholarship if they like what they see.”
Savoy said that his number one school is LSU, followed by Auburn, Ole Miss, Nebraska and Alabama.
“I want to see what academics a school offers. Then I will check out the surroundings and their facilities. I would like to try and stay kind of close to home if at all possible, but I will leave if it is necessary.”
Though the Bengal Tigers have yet to offer Savoy a scholarship, they have expressed a strong interest.
“I went to LSU for their junior day and I had a really good visit. I got the chance to talk to coach Smart and coach Saban. They told me that they are real tight on scholarships this year, but they are keeping an eye on me. They told me that they are looking at me at wide receiver or safety.”
He currently holds a 2.5 GPA and plans to take the ACT for the first time in May.