Tigers' Commitment Has All-Star Senior Season

This Auburn commitment performed well during his senior season, but adds that he is still working hard to improve.

Albany, Ga.--One of Auburn's earliest commitments for the 2005 class was Aairon Savage, a talented cornerback prospect from Westover High. The defender was a standout at an Auburn football camp over the summer and followed that impressive effort up with a strong senior season.

"I had 61 tackles, two forced fumbles, three picks and 20 receptions for 522 yards," Savage notes about his stats playing both defense and offense. "I played pretty much every series until I needed a rest. I have been doing that since my ninth grade year."

"We started the season off on a pretty good note," he adds about his team's fortunes in 2004. "Then, a couple of guys got banged up and we lost three straight and we won two of the last five to get a playoff berth. We went to the second round of the playoffs and lost to Washington County."

Aairon Savage is shown at an Auburn football camp this summer.

The 5-11, 173-pounder, who is a very natural cornerback prospect with good feet and great ability to turn his hips while running, was rewarded for his performance as a senior with a spot in the Georgia North vs. South All-Star Game.

"That was a great experience playing with some of the best talent in Georgia," the Tigers' commitment says. "The guys from the North were good athletes. And the guys from the South--getting to bond with those guys for the four days we were down there was a great experience. I felt like I did a pretty good job. I had a pass breakup and a tackle in the game."

Savage also notes that he and fellow Auburn commitment and South All-Star Tray Blackmon became fast friends during the experience. "We talked a whole lot," he explains. "We talked when I first got down there, actually. We were going in to take roll and I met him in the hallway before we walked in and we spoke and traded names and we went from there. We talked the whole weekend, during the game, between the game and after the game."

With his Westover team making the second round of the playoffs and Savage getting to participate in the All-Star game, he says he has gained a lot of experience as a football player this year.

"I feel like I have grown a lot," Savage notes. "But, the competitive side of me still wants to grow a whole lot more so I am still trying to work hard everyday. I would say this year from last year I have done a lot of good things, but I am still not satisfied."

The standout defender explains that he is still firmly committed to sign with the Tigers in February and adds that as of now the only official visit he has scheduled is to the Plains. "I have one with Auburn on January 14th the weekend they play Ole Miss (in basketball)," he says.

Savage adds that with football season in the books he is keeping himself busy on the hardwood. "I am playing basketball--the three (small forward) and the four (power forward)," he says. "Before the break I was probably averaging like six (points) per game."


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