"If you ask me, I think I am playing mediocre and can do better, but from other people I know I have heard that I have been playing like a real Division I prospect," Savage says. "I don't feel like I have been playing up to my capabilities though."
Savage, who says he is currently six-foot-three, 260 pounds, is playing well enough to attract plenty of attention from major colleges. "That is a pretty good size for me, but I would like to lose about five pounds," he says. "I think that will help my endurance a lot."
Coaches at the University of Tennessee invited the lineman to Knoxville last weekend to check out the Volunteers as they played Georgia. "That was my first college game I went to this year," says Savage, who saw the Vols dominate Georgia. "I enjoyed the game. It was a whole different Tennessee team that came out there that day."
Savage says he has around 40 tackles with two quarterback sacks for J.O. Johnson, which has a 4-2 record going into a game this week at Brewer. "Our season is going pretty good," he says, noting that his team is vying for a berth in the state playoffs.
The defensive lineman says his focus is trying to help his team have a strong season while enjoying his senior year of high school. "I am just trying to have fun getting it done."