Name: Savohn Hunt
School: Ave Maria
Q: What goals did you set and/or accomplish in your final collegiate season?
My goals for my final season were split up into two categories, team goals and individual goals. As far as my team goals, I set out to win the National Championship, repeat as conference champions and unfortunately I was not able to accomplish either of those. In terms of my individual goals, I had hoped to win conference defensive player of the week, be selected first team All-Conference, become an All-American, win Team Defensive MVP, and get selected to the NAIA Senior Showcase. In terms of those goals, I was able to accomplish winning player of the week, being voted First Team All-Conference, receiving the title of All American, and finally, being selected to the NAIA Senior Showcase. The others are still out for verdict as of right now.
Q: What would your coaches and teammates say about the type of player you are?
My Coaches and Teammates would say that I am a player that leads by example on and off the field. I attribute the team’s decision to elect me as team captain for the past two seasons to this quality. They would also say I am a dependable player who will give his all every time he steps on the field, regardless of the outcome I will put all my effort in until the last whistle.
Q: When you are studying film, what do you focus on to improve your game?
When studying film, I focus on my steps, my pad level mostly, and when I am scouting against my opponent, I look at his stance and whether it is power producing or not. Next, I look at his hand placement to see what moves would be beneficial and productive. Lastly, I watch his feet to see what kind of athlete he is, and if he is susceptible to counter moves.
Q: What separates you from the other pro prospects at your position?
I would say that my ability to take instruction and apply it to drills and game situations, and my run stopping ability separates me from those at the next level. In the span of 4 years I went through 7 defensive line coaches and never missed a beat. As far as run stopping goes, I believe that I am the best in the nation. I believe I have a good mixture of quickness and power that keeps my opponents guessing whether I am going to play the run tough or swim past them.
Q: What is your offseason plan to train and prepare for professional opportunities?
My plan is to work with my dad who was a division one football player and world heavy weight power lifter in terms of my strength, then continue to work with my DL coach Jappy Oliver on my football skills.
Q: What kind of strengths and abilities will you bring to a team that will stand out both on and off the field?
As far as on the field, as I said before, I believe my run stopping ability is top notch. Off the field, I feel like I am a very personable person with a massive personality and I feel as though I can be a marketable face and personality. Also from a very young age, my parents have instilled punctuality and other virtues in me that I still hold with me that will be valuable throughout life.
Q: What is your final pitch to the NFL or any other pro leagues?
To all the coaches and faculty, if given the opportunity, you will get the most devoted, passionate, hardworking, and responsible player, who will be giving his all, day in and day out. It has always been my dream to play football professionally, and I will do whatever it takes to make that dream a reality. I hope to bring new skills and abilities to any team I may be on.