Slaton had plenty of suitors throughout his recruitment including Michigan, Alabama, LSU, Clemson, Florida State and Miami. He is a versatile lineman who can play on both sides of the ball. The Gators were able to move up to the top of his list after recruiting him as a defensive tackle.
"Slaton looks like a grown man on the hoof," said Recruiting Analyst Corey Bender. "He is extremely strong in his lowerbody and upperbody. He just overpowers his opponent much of the time. His punch is impressive and he really shoots his hands well. Plays tackle, and could be a right tackle, but projects as an elite guard on the next level. Really bends well for a young man his size and fires off the ball. Needs to improve his footwork in pass protection and his hand placement. Simply nasty OL."
Scout's No. 32 player in the country joins Kyree Campbell and Elijah Conliffe as the third defensive tackle pledge in this class. He also joins fellow American Heritage teammates, James Houston IV and Marco Wilson in Gainesville.