|40 Speed:||4.43 seconds|
|Hometown/School:||Conwell Egan Catholic HS, Fairless Hills, PA|
Steve Slaton, a major college prospect at both running back and defensive back, attended both the Nike Camp and Penn State's junior day this past weekend. Lion News had a chance to meet him in person and talk to him about his performance at Nike and his future plans.
Not surprisingly, Steve tested well at Nike, running a 4.34 40, completing the shuttle in 4.18 and measuring 38.6" on the vertical jump. Steve has offers from North Carolina and West Virginia. We asked Steve if Penn State had talked with him recently.
"Mike McQueary came out a couple times. He came to my school and told me that they were interested." For what position is Penn State recruiting him. "Running back and d-back." Steve has expressed his preference for playing running running back. What has Penn State said about that? "They said they'll try me at both."
Any other visits planned?
"For the summer, I'm going to Penn State's camp again and Maryland's camp so far. I don't know what other camps I'm going to yet."
Who's at the top of his list?
"I don't know. Everybody's on the same level."
Where's Penn State?
"Top 5," he answered while acknowledging that that doesn't mean the Nittany Lions are 5th on his list.
What did you do during the junior day?
"We toured the academics and toured the football facilities. They show you how college life would be freshman year and throughout. I thought it was nice. I heard a lot of people say it was better than other schools. They let us walk around and see everything.
How many players attended Friday's junior day?
"We went into two groups. I'd say about 40."