2017 Northeast Mississippi OT Joquarius Savage has four offers and more schools are close to throwing their hats in the ring

2017 Northeast Mississippi OT Joquarius Savage (6-7, 350) had a solid freshman campaign and he's got plenty of four-year programs interested in what he can do on the football field...

"So far, I have four offers," Savage told JCFootball.com. "I have ones from Louisiana-Monroe, UAB, Middle Tennessee and Troy.

"The other schools that have been talking to me are Central Florida, Louisville, Oklahoma and Louisiana Tech, but they haven't offered yet."

As a freshman last season, Savage started at left tackle for the Tigers and held his own.

"I love my position and I think that is what makes me so good at what I do," Savage said. "I like to work on my craft a lot and I watch a lot of NFL linemen and study their technique.

"I also have the goal of getting better every day.

"I feel like I am pretty balanced, but if I had to choose one thing I am good at, it's probably as a pass-blocker. I feel like my feet have gotten much better and quicker and my long arms help me out a lot."

As far as what he's working on this offseason to get better, Savage has several things he's focused on.

"I'm working on getting to a healthy weight, 315 is my goal, but I can play well at 325, and working to stay healthy," Savage said. "Other than that, I'm just working on being steady and focusing on the basics -- technique, footwork, strength, hands."

As a prep at Neville High School in Monroe, Louisiana, Savage was unable to get qualified for a scholarship, so he decided to head to Northeast to find a place to get his academics in order while also continuing his football career.

"Northeast was a great fit for me," Savage said. "I love the staff here and I just feel really comfortable here."

Savage is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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