Huntsville, Ala.--If there was ever a player who helped his stock with an impressive camp performance then Jomarcus Savage from J.O. Johnson High fits the bill.
A 6-2 1/2, 260 fireball on the field, Savage was one of the more impressive defensive linemen at Auburn's first senior camp and says he feels like he really did well despite having just one day of action on the field.
"I think I had a pretty decent day," Savage tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. "I went out there with my mind set and I felt like I executed like I should. It was fun."
Bothered by a turf toe problem that hindered his ability even while he ran circles around many of the prospects in attendance, Savage sat out day two of the action, but by then he had already cemented himself in the minds of everyone in attendance as a player to watch. Savage says that performing at such a high level is something that gives him a lot of confidence heading into his senior year.
"It was great going down there," Savage says. "Going against some of the top prospects in the South, a lot of guys from Florida and Georgia, and feeling like I represented Alabama was big for me. It was a great experience going against all those guys."
Reminiscent of a player such as Auburn's Sen'Derrick Marks because of his shorter build combined with explosion off the ball, Savage is getting attention from several schools at the moment. With three offers in hand, the All-State performer says that right now he's just focusing on improving and he feels like he did just that at Auburn's camp.
"As of right now it's Auburn, Tennessee, Clemson and South Carolina," Savage says of his favorites. "I have offers from Southern Miss, Auburn and Tennessee. I feel like I boosted my stock at Auburn's camp. I was really under the radar and I kind of like it that way. I feel like I still am a little bit because it was just a school camp and not a combine. I just wanted to show what I could do."
A dominating force for Johnson in Huntsville, Savage finished his junior year with 88 tackles and nine sacks as a defensive end as he used his 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash to track down opponents from sideline to sideline. Heading into his third year as a starter, Savage says he hopes to add even more impressive numbers to his totals in 2007.