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Savage ready to head west

March 22, 2006

 When the South Georgia Wildcats released offensive specialist Antwone Savage on Sunday, they told him the door was open for the former Westover High standout to return to the team.

The door has apparently closed.

Antwone Savage told WALB News Ten Sports Tuesday night he is flying to Spokane, Washington this weekend to play for the Spokane Shock whose head coach is former South Georgia Wildcat head coach Chris Siegfried.

The deal though is not official yet.

The Shock are waiting on Wednesday's transaction report to learn if they have been assigned Antwone Savage.

The AF2 assigns players to teams and two other clubs have a chance to claim Savage before Spokane.

But if those two teams pass on the former Wildcats offensive specialist, then Antwone Savage will be reunited with his former coach in the Pacific Northwest.

Antwone Savage said "He knows my abilities and I know what he is capable of calling. It will help me out there as well as exposing me a little bit to other teams on the west coast and in the midwest."

 Antwone Savage was the Wildcats leading receiver last season when he caught 22 touchdown passes.

If he signs with Spokane, he will be their starting offensive specialist in their first ever game next Thursday.

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