Georgia Football Recruiting: Dawgs Land HUGE 4-Star Receiver – UGA becoming Wide Receiver “U”?
Darius Slayton – ☆☆☆☆
#144 Overall; #18 WR; #16 in GA
Greater Atlanta Christian (Norcross, GA) WR
Georgia is doing something this year that they’ve had a very hard time doing in the past: Securing the borders. Mark Richt and his staff are going after the elite prospects in the state of Georgia and they are snagging almost all of them. The latest? 4-Star wide receiver, Darius Slayton, out of Greater Atlanta Christian. Slayton made a surprise commitment to the Dawgs this morning at his Army All-American jersey presentation:
I don’t care what the recruiting sites say about Slayton, he is an elite athlete with 4.4 speed who will be a phenomenal player at the college level. I’ve watched the film, I’ve watched him in person, and I can promise you that he is severely underrated. Slayton plays wide receiver, cornerback, running back, kick returner, and punt returner for GAC, but once he arrives in Athens, I expect him to primarily play receiver. He has tremendous speed, great instincts, and excels at going up and catching the ball at its highest point. Earlier I saw that another writer on the site compared him to former Bulldog, Tavarres King, and although their playing styles are quite similar, Slayton is faster, more dangerous, and has, in my opinion, a much higher ceiling.
I’ve said for months that Slayton was a must get for the Bulldogs, and it seems like I’m not the only one who realizes how huge his commitment is:
The pickup of Slayton now gives the Bulldogs their 25th overall commitment and 6th commitment at wide receiver (One 5-star, Four 4-stars, and One 3-star), a position of great need. Georgia’s recruiting class now sits at #3 on Rivals, #3 on 247 Sports, and #2 on ESPN. This is shaping up to be the best class UGA has ever put together, and there are still a lot of other big names out there that the Dawgs have a great shot of landing.
Check out his Slayton’s junior highlights here.
***Rankings from 247 Sports Composite
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