Sledge Reflects On WVU Visit

Apopka, Fla., athlete prospect Eric Sledge visited West Virginia this weekend. We talked with Sledge about that trip and also the possibility he will see Ohio State in January. Click here for more.

Apopka, Fla., athlete prospect Eric Sledge visited West Virginia this weekend, although he is keeping Ohio State in his sights.

When asked about the visit, Sledge said, "It went all right. I guess it just wasn't me. It started snowing and that was a big distraction."

The 6-4, 190-pound Sledge, who boasts 4.41-second speed in the 40, was a big part of his team's success. Apopka ended up 10-2 and reached the Class 6A regional semifinals. He had 15 catches for 330 yards and four touchdowns on offense and 75 tackles, four interceptions (one for a touchdown), four fumble recoveries and six deflected passes on defense.

"Most of the schools I am looking at are recruiting me as an athlete," Sledge said. "I could play wide receiver or defensive back. I feel like I am equally as good at either position, although there is always room to improve."

Sledge said he had a visit set with Louisville Jan. 7. He also wants to see Ohio State, N.C. State and perhaps Notre Dame. All have offered.

"Ohio State came to my school this past week," Sledge said. "(OSU assistant Jim) Heacock was in. We're trying to set up a visit."

"I like the tradition and the players they have there. They develop their players and you get a chance to show your individual talent. I think there would be a good opportunity to play in both sides of the ball there.

"I am looking for the best chance to get on the field quick."

Sledge holds a 3.0 GPA and scored a 980 on the SAT.

Click the link below for Sledge's home page, which contains links to prospect video.

Eric Sledge Video

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