Defensive Line Prospect Looking to Improve

J.O. Johnson High standout Jomarcus Savage discusses his senior season and recruiting.

Huntsville, Ala.--J.O. Johnson High School's Jomarcus Savage has made a lot of tackles through six games this season, but the defensive line prospect says he is far from satisfied.

"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 notes that he is seriously considering Tennessee, Auburn, South Carolina and Alabama. He adds, "Louisville has also been talking to me. I haven't set any official visits yet."

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."


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