"I have been down to see the LSU and Florida games," says Slusher, who notes that he enjoyed the gameday atmosphere as the Tigers defeated both the Bayou Bengals and Gators. "I am planning to go back to Auburn and see the Georgia game."
Slusher, 6-3 1/2, 226 pounds, says he feels great about how his senior season is going at Bell County High. His team has already qualified for the district playoffs with a 7-2 record.
"I have been playing pretty good on both sides of the ball," Slusher tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I have not dropped a pass this year and I have been racking up tackles on defense."
Slusher says he doesn't know his current statistics, but he does remember he had 21 tackles in a single game and caught every pass thrown his way that evening. "That is the one that stands out," he says.
The two-way standout says he believes that he is "a lot better" than he was as a junior when he caught 14 passes for 353 yards and five touchdowns while making 102 solo tackles with 31 assists at linebacker.
In addition to playing tight end this season, he lines up at wide receiver in obvious passing situations to take advantage of his size and leaping ability, something he displayed at the Scout.com Combine in Louisville prior to his senior season.
Slusher is doing well in the classroom, too. "I had all A's with one B on my last report card," he says. "I am hoping to graduate early and come to Auburn (in January)."
Slusher adds that he isn't sure if he is going to be able to get the head start on college like current Auburn freshman Ben Tate did earlier this year. "The school board hasn't approved it yet so I don't know if I will be able to do it, but I would like to do it."