Slaughter Is Focused On Three

Notre Dame hasn't landed any defensive backs in this recruiting class, and they will need to add several. Jamoris Slaughter from Tucker High School (Ga.) is one of the primary targets for the Irish and Slaughter has Notre Dame amongst his leaders.

Jamoris Slaughter (6-foot-1, 170 pounds) visited Notre Dame for the spring game, and for now that has given the Irish an edge over the other two teams he is still considering.

"My top three are Notre Dame, LSU and Michigan," Slaughter responded when asked about his recruitment. "I've been to Notre Dame so they probably have the lead right now.

"I was hoping to visit LSU and Michigan this summer, but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make it. LSU is still possible, because one of my coaches may take me over there.

"LSU has a pretty good team, and I like how they run their defense," he explained. "The safeties that they've had are right around my size.

"I know Michigan wants me to play safety. They said they like my size and my aggressiveness. They're not real deep at safety and they have a real good graduation rate.

"At Notre Dame, I had a real good trip when I was up there," Slaughter said. "I've stayed in touch with Demetrius Jones, Toryan Smith, coach Brown, coach Weis and coach Lewis. I've stay in touch with Brice Butler. When we were up there at Notre Dame, I knew it would be in my top three, and he said the same thing. I'm not sure when he's going to make his decision, but he's looking at Notre Dame too. I may wait to until my official visit to go back Notre Dame."

Notre Dame fans would like to see Slaughter and Butler on their roster. The two talented Georgia products recently had a chance to compete against each other.

"We just had a passing league and our school ended up going against Brice's school," Slaughter said. "We got a chance to go up against each other and compete. We talked about the upcoming season and what our goals are. We did go against each other. He caught a deep ball on me, but I slipped. Next time I got an interception.

"We have a lot of seven-on-seven tournaments, so we'll probably bump into him again. Last year we went out of state, but this year we don't have any seven-on-sevens out of state. I like those, because you get to see how you compete against guys from Florida and Alabama."

The tournaments will help prepare Slaughter for his final season. If he is able to make additional visits this summer, he'd like to have his college decision made by the start of his season.

"If I can take visits to LSU and Michigan, I may commit before my season," Slaughter said. "If I can't, I may wait and take my official visits and then decide after that."


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