John Champe WR Tyler Savage (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
More NoVA athletes are grabbing offers and making commitments; Tyler Savage is ECU bound
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
As the summer heats up, several of the notable players throughout Northern Virginia are making moves, and in some cases, early college commitments.
John Champe wide receiver Tyler Savage verbally committed to East Carolina on July 1. At 6-3 and 200 pounds, Savage, who will be entering his senior year this fall, provides a good throwing target for a Pirate team that generally likes to throw the ball. Savage also brings some “hops” and a good range of motion, developed from his time with the Champe basketball team.
Savage had fielded 12 offers, including Appalachian State, Holy Cross, and James Madison.
— Tyler Savage (@iam_ts23) July 1, 2019
With his college choice settled, now savage can focus on helping a Knight team that finished the 2018 season at 6-5, ending with a 21-13 playoff loss to Tuscarora.
Leake Gets First D-1 Offer
Eastern View receiver and free safety Blake Leake has now the entered the ranks of Division I recruits. Leake, whose older brother Brett plays offensive tackle at the Naval Academy, earned his own offer from a military school, with the Virginia Military Institute extending an offer over the weekend.
Leake was a top receiver for the explosive Cyclone offense that regularly topped 40 points per game. Like Savage, he is also well sized (6-2, 185), a stand out on the basketball court, speedy (4.56 in 40).
Leake was a first-team Region 4B receiver and defensive back in 2018.
Maroon’s Steele Draws Serious Attention
Episcopal High’s Bryce Steele capped his sophomore year with communications from a laundry list of suitors that measure up well to his EHS defensive back predecessors Jonathan Sutherland and Litchfield Ajavon.
— Bryce Steele (@bryce_steele1) July 2, 2019
Steele, a 6-1, 200-pound strong safety and outside linebacker for the Maroon, posted a thank you tweet on Tuesday evening to the 21 schools who have offered him to date. The post contains all 21 school logos. However, a closer examination shows that his list of potential schools rivals that of other top sophomore athletes from last year such as Woodbridge’s Antoine Sampah, who eventually committed to LSU. Topping the pack for Steele’s gridiron services are Michigan, Ohio State and Notre Dame, where his former teammate Ajavon is about to begin his collegiate career.
– Jim McGrath