Sean Savoy was only a three-star recruit out of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC. At 5’9″, 185 pounds, he may not have the prototypical size or even the 4.4 speed to match most big-time college receivers. But whatever he lacks in elite size or speed, he makes up for in quickness, toughness and feel for the game.
Savoy has the ability to put his foot in the ground and turn on a dime or go from full speed to a standstill in the blink of an eye. Both as a route-runner and with the ball in his hands, that skill makes him as dangerous a slot receiver as there is in college football.
He showed glimpses of that ability as a true freshman in 2017 as he caught 39 passes for 454 yards and four touchdowns, including a nine-catch, 139-yard performance against Boston College.
From a football standpoint, he’ll be a vital cog in an offense that hopes to lead the Hokies back to an early-December date (most likely with Clemson) in the ACC Title game.
I’ll be watching closely, rooting for Sean Savoy and hoping he and his team accomplish everything they hope to in 2018.