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84 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Cody Savage

In which BracketCat counts down the 84th day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of wide receiver Cody Savage.

#84 Cody Savage
True Junior
6-4 | 192
Canton, Kan.


Position: Wide Receiver

Previous College: Hutchinson Community College

Projection: Scout Team

Status: Walk-On

Cody Savage is a junior college transfer who will join K-State this summer as a preferred walk-on at wide receiver.

He's taking the number of walk-on tight end Zach Heiman, who has elected to leave the team for reasons unknown.

A two-year starting quarterback at Canton-Galva Jr./Sr. High School under his father, head coach Jeff Savage, Cody helped the Eagles to earn a 5-4 record as a senior in 2013 — the school’s first winning season in five years — and went on to earn honorable mention All-State honors from The Topeka Capital-Journal and The Wichita Eagle.

Savage then played parts of two seasons at Hutchinson Community College under head coach Rion Rhoades.

He helped the Blue Dragons to earn a 16-7 record in the 2014 and 2015 seasons, including an 11-1 mark as a freshman in 2014, when he played in six games, hauling in one catch for 17 yards against Bethany College JV.

Savage also saw action in three games as a sophomore, catching two passes for 62 yards — including a long of 43 yards — against Sterling College JV. I wouldn't expect him to have the same impact as, say, a Byron Pringle.