Chris Slaughter Headed to AU

An athletic wide recevier has signed with Auburn.

Fort Valley, Ga.--The Tigers' were making a big push to add athletic wide receivers in the class of 2006 with three seniors graduating in 2005, and Peach County standout, Chris Slaughter, who signed with the Tigers in a ceremony at his school on Wednesday, is certainly one of those.

Slaughter will have to add some weight once he get to Auburn in the summer at 6-3, 165. However, there may not have been a bigger playmaker in the class than Slaughter, who was a threat to score anytime he touched the ball, whether on offense, defense or special teams.

As a senior, the speedy receiver hauled in more than 1,350 receiving yards and 23 touchdowns, which is a school record, and led his team to a AAA state championship, the first for a team from Fort Valley in 44 years.

Chris Slaughter

Heading into his senior season it was very questionable if Slaughter would get enough accomplished in the classroom to be eligible to play division-I football in 2006. However, with a lot of hard work in the classroom and some solid improvement on his standardized test scores it looks like he could make it in to join the Tigers' in 2006.

If he can finish strong in the classroom, Slaughter could see some early playing time for a Tigers' receiving corps that is looking for more big-time playmakers.

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