Tedarrell Slaton Reveals Top 5 Schools

    Elite recruit Tedarrell Slaton of American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) has a list of top schools.

    March 7, 2016

    Five-star recruit Tedarrell Slaton of American Heritage (Plantation, Fla.) has a list of top schools.

    Tedarrell Slaton is one of the most prized recruits in the class of 2017. Ranked No. 4 overall in the nation, he’s an imposing young man at 6-foot-4.5 and 341 pounds.

    Scout.com’s Chad Simmons caught up with the offensive line prospect from Plantation, Fla. to discuss his recruitment, where Slaton revealed his top five schools and touched on a few of them individually.

    Slaton on top schools

    “My top five is FSU, Clemson, Michigan, Duke and UCLA.”

    Of the bunch, the Blue Devils may seem like an outlier, but one of Slaton’s role models went to Duke.

    Slaton on Florida State

    “It’s a comfortable place, because it’s obviously close to my home. I like their style of play. I like their agression.”

    Slaton on Michigan

    “We stopped at Michigan to see the campus and it’s just a great place. I love the environement. It has that home vibe to it, even though it’s so far away.”

    Slaton’s brother plays for Western Michigan, which is just down the road from Ann Arbor.

    Slaton on what he’s looking for the most

    “Coaching staff. See how the coaching staff can relate … I want to know what’s really going down. I want you to be real with me 100%, and I like coaches like that.”

    Slaton says he’s bonded the closest with Alabama’s line coach, likely Mario Cristobal although he didn’t state specifically, and Kevin Beard from Georgia.

    Slaton on if locaiton factors into his decision

    “It doesn’t really matter to be about location. Once I have the conneciton with the coach, I’m all set.”

    Slaton will likely wait until National Signing Day to reveal his commitment.

    MORE: 2017 Recruiting Battles To Watch


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