Slaughter Finally Cleared

Coach Tommy Tuberville's Tigers got a boost to the receiving corps with good news on Monday.

Auburn, Ala.--Two-time Auburn signee Chris Slaughter is expected to report to Auburn on Monday night as an academic qualifier, something AU coaches have been waiting on for months.

AU officials say he is expected to be officially admitted to the university on Monday afternoon after they received the word the wide receiver from Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia had been approved for freshman eligibility by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

Chris Slaughter

The six-foot-three receiver originally signed with the Tigers in February 2006 out of Peach County, Ga., High School, where he played on a state championship team. He caught passes for 1,300 yards and a state record 23 touchdowns as a senior.

Last season at Hargrave, he caught 43 passes for 930 yards and eight touchdowns and won praise from his coaches there for his performance.

Head coach Tommy Tuberville says that Slaughter has the talent to be a freshman contributor.

Auburn is also waiting word on the status of another signee, Nick Fairley. AU sources tell Inside the Auburn Tigers that Fairley is much less likely than Slaughter was to get cleared.

Although the Tigers started full pads practice on Monday, Slaughter will have to go through four practice days prior to practice.

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