Scout.com rates Slade a three-star recruit. He is a versatile big-man and a two-sport standout at Moody High School. He has been a starter on the varsity basketball team since his 9th grade year and averaged 20 points per game as a junior.
The lineman received a scholarship offer from the Tigers after performing well at an Auburn summer football camp.
Slade also has family ties to the AU football program. He is the cousin of former Auburn star running back Stacey Danley.