One of the best two-way tackles in Southern California this season is Darius Savage (6-4, 315, 5.4) from San Diego (Calif.) Morse. Rivals.com was able to get an up close look at Savage this past weekend at UCLA's big man camp.
Savage was extremely impressive and moved exceedingly well for a guy his size. We didn't seen him get beat all day but ever honest Savage told Rivals.com that he did get beat once near the end of the day.
What was impressive about Savage is the fact that he almost always won the leverage war during drills. He always seemed to have the advantage over his opponents. He was quick a very flexible.
Savage showcased his skills and it is easy to see that he has unlimited potential.
The hardworking Savage is stellar in the weight room. He currently benches 325 and he already has a D-I squat of 565.
A great all-around athlete, Savage is outstanding in the discus and the shot put. He could compete in those events on the D-I level, too.
As a sophomore, he was raked fifth in the nation in the discus and second in the state.
Savage is one of those players who will get several offers once colleges are allowed to come on campus.
At the moment Savage has interest in UCLA, Cal, USC and Washington.
Does Savage have a favorite school?
"UCLA made a big push towards being my favorite," Savage said. "I had fun at the camp."
"I learned a lot," Savage said. "I learned a lot drills that I will be able to take into summer and use for senior season."
"I also liked atmosphere and the coaching staff at UCLA," Savage said. "I like the whole thing."
As a junior Savage got the job done on both sides of the ball and was named first-team all-league as an offensive lineman and first-team all-state underclass as a defensive lineman.