Slade gets first offer

Darion Slade is one of the most dynamic sophomores in North Carolina. Earlier this week, the 2016 Clemmons (N.C.) West Forsyth quarterback received his first scholarship offer.

"West Virginia offered me on Monday," said Darion Slade. "I was excited. I was at a loss for words and it was overwhelming.

"I know they have a fast-paced offense. And they've had great players like Tavon Austin. I really like that. I'm thinking about going up there during spring break."

Along with the Mountaineers, Duke and North Carolina are recruiting Slade. He visited the Blue Devils last weekend and will check out the Tar Heels on Saturday.

Despite a huge sophomore season, Slade is not satisfied and is working hard to improve.

"I'm working on a quicker release and trying to stay in the pocket more," said the 6-foot, 175-pound Slade. "I'm also focused on getting better at reading defenses."

He has high goals for his junior season.

We went 12-3 last year, so we want to do better than that," Slade said. "Our main goal is to win a state championship."

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