“The first offer felt great,” Slaven said. “Just knowing that I’m going to have a place to play college football feels great and it’s a big stress off my parents’ shoulders as well.”
“It means a lot more to be recognized by my hometown university,” Slaven said. “It’s special because I have the support of my hometown. It feels great to get an offer from a place I have looked up to since I was a kid.”
One thing that stands out to college coaches with Slaven is his athleticism, which is displayed by the fact that he also his high school basketball team’s starting center.
“I'd say they like my athleticism and tenacity to get after people on the field,” Slaven said. “Although I'm an offensive linemen, athleticism is still key obviously and when they come to the school they like to see me dunk and do a lot of footwork stuff.”