Darius Slayton Flips To The Tigers

Four-star wide receiver Darius Slayton made a flip from Georgia to Auburn late Tuesday night and will sign with the Tigers on Wednesday.

Atlanta, Ga.--A player committed to the Georgia Bulldogs since the summer, four-star wide receiver Darius Slayton flipped the script on Tuesday night when he announced that he was switching to Auburn.

Rated the No. 11 wide receiver prospect in the country, Slayton has had a longstanding relationship with the Auburn coaches after building a strong bond early in the process. At that time being recruited as a cornerback, Slayton originally chose the Bulldogs over Tennessee, Auburn and several others.

The cousin of former Auburn linebacker Darrell Crawford, Slayton has always had a soft spot for the Tigers since first visiting. That was a huge part of his decision and something that was big for him when considering Gus Malzahn’s program.

With D’Anfernee McGriff no longer a part of Auburn’s 2015 class, the Tigers are on the hunt for immediate help at the wide receiver position. Slayton’s decision is one of the most important pieces of the puzzle for Auburn heading into Wednesday with at least one more receiver needed to finish things off on Wednesday.

Instant Analysis:

A player that just looked like he was a fit at Auburn every time he visited the campus, it's no surprise that Slayton wound up a Tiger in the end. Looking for speed on the outside at receiver and someone with the ability to make plays, Auburn got just that in Slayton. Also a very sharp kid that will be an asset on and off the field, Slayton is one of those guys you want around your program.

Scout's Take:

I think he's a dynamic playmaker. He's naturally gifted as a wide receiver. He's a kid that could easily play and star on either side of the ball in college. He's a very natural wideout. He catches the ball well. He's very smooth. He plays as fast as he needs to and is always under control. He's a very smart kid. I think he's an instant impact player.

He's definitely an outside guy. I definitely see him as a vertical threat on the outside. He's a guy that definitely can stretch the field. He's sneaky fast. I have seen him play so many times and he kind of plays to the competition. He's always one step ahead. He catches the ball well and can high-point the ball. He's always under control and plays just as fast as he needs to.
Chad Simmons


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