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4-Star OLB Osman Savage Announces Michigan Commitment

Karan Higdon and the Michigan football offense.

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Karan Higdon #22 of the Michigan Wolverines is lauded by teammates after a touchdown against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the first quarter at Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

Michigan football currently has a top 10 class in the 2020 recruiting cycle, and are adding to it with outside linebacker Osman Savage.

The aptly-named linebacker is a four-star member of the class out of Baltimore.

247Sports ranks him No. 250 overall in the class. He's the No. 15 player at his position, and No. 13 in Maryland.

Savage is the sixth member of the Michigan 2020 class, and is now the highest-ranked player to give his early pledge to Jim Harbaugh.

He joins wide receiver Kalil Branham and cornerback Andre Seldon as blue chip members of that class.

The class also features three-star Michigan native Cornell Wheeler at the linebacker spot.

This afternoon, Harbaugh and a pair of assistants were at Savage's St. Frances Academy to visit with him and other school prospects. Savage used the opportunity to commit.

Osman Savage announced his Michigan commitment on Twitter this morning.

When asked about the decision, Savage was as interested in the off-field possibilities with a Michigan degree as his fit within the football program.

From 247Sports:

“It’s what they are offering outside of football, like my major and life after football,” said Savage, who is the No. 15 outside linebacker in the industry-generated 247Sports Composite. “The scheme seems to be good with the way I play.


“The coaches have connections that can put me in the right places, right programs and internships to get me going,” he said. “It’s a relief (to commit). That’s the only way word I can say. I’m excited now to get on the field and be a part of the team, but I know I still have a senior year left so I have to work hard to maintain my standards and get better."

With his commitment, Michigan's 2020 class is ranked No. 7 overall, and No. 2 in the Big Ten.