Could Sloan Commit?

It's not often that you find Kentucky landing a recruit from Arkansas, but that could be the case this season.

It's not often that you find Kentucky landing a recruit from Arkansas, but that could be the case this season.

According to published reports, Kentucky is close to receiving a commitment from Arkansas corner Anterrio Sloan. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Sloan had been committed to Nebraska, but later settled in with Kentucky and Mississippi State. "I know he's visiting (Kentucky) this weekend," said Russell Smith, Head Coach at Central Helena High (Ar.). "We haven't talked about him committing," Smith said. "Mississippi State is on him pretty hard too."

Whoever lands Sloan will be receiving a player who plays bigger than his size. "As a defensive back, he's very physical. I like his ability to come up and play the run. He also plays well in bump and run coverage," said Smith.

"Basically he needs to work on playing off receivers more in the zone package. He loves playing man-to-man, but he needs to develop his skills in the zone," Smith finished.

"Didn't many people throw his way this year," said Smith. "When they did, he knocked the ball down and intercepts them a lot. When they run to his size, he's been able to come up and make the tackle," continued Smith.

Sloan has really worked hard during his senior year to become a more complete player and has mostly succeeded. "He's improved his coverage skills. He's got more knowledge of the game. We ran a lot of zone this year and he did a better job," said Smith. "He really wasn't comfortable at first, but he got better and did a better job adjusting," Smith finished.

Sloan is the number 24 rated corner in the country according to Scout.com. He holds offers from Kentucky, Nebraska, Mississippi State, Memphis, Texas A&M and Hawai'i.


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