Louisville senior wide receiver Ja’Quay Savage announced earlier this year that he was transferring from Louisville to play his final year somewhere else. That somewhere else will be the University of Cincinnati. Ja’Quay already has his degree and is eligible immediately. I was lucky enough to do an exit interview with him a few weeks ago. We here st CSZ wish him well as I am sure all of Card nation does too.
Ja’Quay Williams was a highly touted 4 star recruit from Georgia who ranked as the nation’s No. 90 recruit in the 2012 class. He spent a year at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia and remained a four-star prospect. In 2013 he signed with the Texas A&M Aggies where he earned playing time as a freshman.
After that season, he decided to transfer to Louisville. When I heard about his transfer I immediately became a fan of his. He sat out the 2014 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Prior to the 2015 season, Ja’Quay Williams decided to legally change his name to Ja’Quay Savage, taking the last name of his mother. When Felecia Savage was visiting her son, he presented her with a legal document showing her that they now share the same name. Felecia said she was honored and speechless about that unexpected actions of her son, as she cried tears of joy.
The 6-foot-3, 214-pound Savage, played the 2015 season at Louisville where he started six games and played in nine, catching 12 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown. He was injured for most of the 2016 season and didn’t have a reception.
Ja’Quay is one of those guys who was never in trouble, always worked hard and led by example. Ja’Quay earned his degree and will be eligible to play right away. He is the only receiver (according to my research) who has caught a touchdown from 2 different Heisman trophy winners. I am and will always be a fan of his. I am thankful that he took the time to do an interview with me. He is our interview…….. Read the rest of this entry
We all have been waiting for Bobby to come back to Louisville so that we can see the 50’s and 60’s on the scoreboard. Even here he said what he would do to the scoreboards the day he talked to the fans the week he got re-hired. At every other stop year 3 is when things come together so it is not crazy to expect the same thing here…again. Coach Petrino had a ton of issues last year with injuries as well. 3 starting QB’s & an OLine that was pretty much a patchwork job. An O-Line however by the time we get to Orlando against Alabama that could be very, very good. Andrea Adelson had an opinion this morning on this topic as well. She talked about the only times a Bobby offense had averaged fewer than 30 ppg.
When I first heard that Ja’Quay Savage was transferring to Louisville I was excited. I had seen his play on the field, seen some vine clips and most importantly knew he was the kind of guy that would flourish in a Bobby Petrino offense. He suited up for the Cards in 2015 and I was pumped. The season started and I waited and waited and waited for Savage to take control but something was not the same. Yesterday I stumbled upon an article by Matt Fortuna. Here is what Ja’Quay had to say:
The Louisville Football team held a 161 play scrimmage this morning in the Trager Indoor Practice facility. As we are 1 week away from the spring game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, the Cards hope to put on a show at 1pm on Saturday. The offense is what I have been the most excited to se and todays results are just a flash of what we will see. The WR/TE corp are my favorite because face it, I was a tight end and I appreciate what these guys have to do. Here are some of the key points from todays scrimmage:
Wide receivers Jamari Staples, Traveon Samuel and Ja’Quay Savage had two big touchdown receptions, while wide receiver James Quick also added a touchdown catch. Tight ends Micky Crum and Charles Standberry also scored on Saturday.
“We went a long time this morning,” head coach Bobby Petrino said after Saturday’s 12th practice. “It was a good scrimmage. It was back-and-forth again. We look forward to the spring game next Saturday. The whole week will be a lot of fun with two practices and the game on Saturday.
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Here is the third of the Spring Football breakdowns by the fine folks at @UofLFootball. This one is for the Wide receiver position. Returning everyone in a corp that was young last year makes things exciting as this year we have some second year studs with great Senior leadership like a cherry on top of our WR Ice Cream Sundae. We will have a position by position breakdown here on the site leading up to the start of the regular season but for now let’s feast on this video! (Click on More)