2001 - Redshirt season.
HIGHLAND HS - Considered by many the top fullback prospect in the nation... All-America selection by SuperPrep... Ranked as No.2 high-school prospect from state of New Jersey by SuperPrep magazine... Member of PrepStar magazine "Dream Team"... Listed as 44th-best high school prospect in nation by SuperPrep... New Jersey All-State pick... All-South Jersey all-star selection... Listed as 17th-best running back prospect in nation by Rivals.com website...
Three-year starter and letterwinner... Rushed for 1,335 yards and 15 touchdowns as senior, including 1,100 yards in seven starts at tailback... Averaged 7.5 yards per carry as senior... Team's player of the year as a junior and senior... First team All-Olympic Conference pick as junior and senior... Best game of senior season came with 30-carry, 328-yard effort with four touchdowns against Rancocas Valley HS... Chose K-State over Nebraska, Wisconsin, Miami (Fla.) and Iowa... Also lettered for three years on the track and field team.
PERSONAL - Born Dec. 23, 1982 in Stratford, N.J... Parents are Abiola and Ayo Saba Sr... Enjoys music and playing other sports... Member of bible study group at church and renaissance club... Hopes to major in field related to athletic training... Name is pronounced "EYE-oh SAH-bah."