Recruit's Coach Says AU Adding a "Winner"

J.O. Johnson's head football coach talks about Auburn's latest football commitment.

Huntsville, Ala.--J.O. Johnson High School's head football coach says that Auburn's latest commitment is a winner both on and off the football field.

"I think Auburn is getting a kid who understands winning," Coach Harold Wells tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "He understands leadership and how to put the team on his back and lead by example.

"Overall they are getting a kid who has been molded to be what he is--a great football player," Wells says. "I think with what they are going to add to him in maturity, and what they are going to give him to improve his game, the sky is limit for Jomarcus.

"He is the prototype of a college player right now," Wells says. "He is big, he is fast and he is strong. What they will add to him is the experience and knowledge of the game. He is going to get even better. He is young right now, but if he stays the full four years you will be talking about him a lot and reading about him a lot."

The 6-3, 265-pound defensive standout, who can play end and linebacker, announced on Wednesday morning at J.O. Johnson High School that he will sign with the Tigers on Feb. 6th. Savage says his decision came down to Auburn and Tennessee.

His coach says that Savage is a high school senior who should fit in well at Auburn and notes that he is a player who "just blew them out of the water because of his maturity level" when talking with college coaches during the recruiting process.

"He understands where he wants to go and how he has to go to get there," Wells says.

"Jomarcus is not going to embarrass your program. He is going to come to practice and do what he is supposed to do and when he is not at practice he is not going to do anything detrimental to his image or the Auburn University image. I think that is a plus."

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