All-American's Brother Verbal Commitment To Tigers

Auburn's latest verbal commitment comes from a prospect whose older brother was an All-American.

Albany, Ga.--Auburn picked up its fourth verbal football commitment for the 2004 football signee class on Tuesday when cornerback Aairon Savage of Westover High School told Inside the Auburn Tigers that he plans to sign with Auburn.

A 5-11, 178-pounder who was a standout performer at a summer Auburn football camp, he is expected to be a starter for a fourth consecutive year this fall.

Savage is shown at an Auburn football camp.

With a best time of 4.48 in the 40-yard dash and a 37-inch vertical jump, he has been recruited to play cornerback for the Tigers.

"I got an offer in the mail from Auburn and after sitting down and talking it over with my parents, I decided that Auburn is where I want to go," Savage says.

"I went to their one-day camp last month and I really liked the coaching staff and the campus. Everybody there was real nice and I felt comfortable there. The coaches told me they liked the way I played at the camp and I might be getting a scholarship offer."

An honor student at Westover, Savage says he is also high on Auburn's academics. He is interested in majoring in physical therapy or secondary education.

Savage, who also plays guard on the Westover basketball team, doubled as a wide receiver in football. "I don't know my defensive statistics, but I do know I caught 35 passes for 406 yards and three touchdowns last season."

Savage says that Auburn is the first college to make him a written scholarship offer and that he is firm in his commitment to Auburn. "I really like Auburn," he says. "It is a good football program and it is close to home."

Aairon Savage Savage is the younger brother of Antwone Savage, who earned All-American honors as a wide receiver at the University of Oklahoma. At OU Savage is the second leading receiver in school history and was a four-time All Big 12 pick. He also was the conference's Freshman of the Year and is second all-time in kickoff returns for the Sooners.

Auburn also has verbal commitments from offensive linemen Michael Harness from Pacelli High in Columbus, Ga., and Oscar Gonzalez from Hialeah Lakes High in Florida and running back/defensive back and linebacker Ali Sharrief from North Jackson High in Stevenson, Ala.


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