Tom Savage commits to Arizona

The worry that Tom Savage would transfer from Rutgers and somehow hurt the Scarlet Knights by damaging their recruiting can be officially put to rest.

Savage committed to Arizona on Thursday after making his first official visit, the Tucson Citizen reports. That's about as far away from Rutgers -- and Greg Schiano's recruiting turf -- as Savage could have gotten. There's almost no danger of the Scarlet Knights and Wildcats playing during Savage's remaining two years of eligibility (in 2012 and 2013), since the Big East and Pac-12 do not share any bowl ties.

Arizona has Nick Foles back for his senior year, and then the job would be up for grabs. Another senior, Matt Scott, is planning on redshirting this year, and the Wildcats have two inexperienced signal callers in Cam Allerheiligen and Daxx Garman.

Here's hoping Savage gets his career back on track in the desert.