N.Y. RB 'Slowley' Picking Up Attention

Though he has never stepped foot on campus, White Plains (NY) tailback Rashaad Slowley puts Maryland atop his list of schools. And the Terps seem to like him as well.

He has yet to earn an offer, but the 5-foot-11, 190-pound rusher could be close to his first offers from Maryland and Temple.

"[Maryland] looked at my tape, they gave me a high rating and said I'm in good shape with them," Slowley said. "They said I should leave camp on the 22nd with an offer."

Slowley recently performed in a camp at Temple University. "I had the third fastest time," Slowley said of his showing.

The rising senior has flown a bit under the radar considering his successful junior year in which he accrued nearly 1,650 all-purpose yards and 16 total touchdowns.

He garnered All-Suburban honors and interest from Division I programs such as Maryland, Temple, Syracuse and Buffalo, but still awaits his first offer.

"I'm aiming to make a decision before my senior year," he said, "But I want to wait a while to see if any other offers come."

Maryland holds an advantage in Slowley's recruitment, having formed a slight pipeline in taking former defensive end Eric Ogbogo several years ago. "There was already a relationship between my school and Maryland," Slowley said.

Slowley is not new to Maryland football. "I've been following them since one of my friends went there," he said.

"[I like] their high prestige, and I think they have the best jerseys in college football," he added.

In addition to a trip to Maryland, Slowley has trips planned to Syracuse, UConn, Rutgers and Albany for the summer.

"My coach told me to attend [Maryland's] camp, and two weeks later they said my tape got one of the highest ratings," Slowley explained.

Slowley explained his dissatisfaction with his results at the Scout.com Combine at Rutgers University. "I ran a 4.69, but at the Blue Chip Combine I ran a 4.59," he said.

This season, Slowley will focus on, "remembering to stay lower, working on agility and moving from side to side."

He compares his style of play to that of former Westchester County running back and current Rutgers star Ray Rice. "[We both have] the ability to read holes, field awareness, strength and speed. There isn't too much cutting up the field, just powering up the hole," he said.

In the end, Slowley said his recruitment will hinge on one key factors. "I'm looking for major playing time. Location isn't much of a factor, but it does come into play," he added.

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