Will Slayton join Abernathy at Tennessee?

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For Darius Slayton, an official visit to Tennessee provided ample education on the Southeastern Conference program that will soon be the home of his Greater Atlanta Christian teammate, Micah Abernathy.

"The resources and facilities are amazing," Slayton told Scout. "Everything there surprised me because I have only been there once. Their facilities and the people really surprised me."

A pair of Tennessee freshmen and fellow Peach State products hosted Slayton during his official visit. Elliot Berry and Evan Berry

"My host was Evan Berry and I pretty much only hung out with Evan and Elliot," said Slayton, who saw the Orange & White throttle Kentucky 50-16 in front of 102,455 on Saturday. "They have me some insight on how Tennessee will help you and take care of you when you need it."

Scout rates Slayton as the second-best senior wide receiver in the Peach State behind Tennessee commit and five-star prospect Preston Williams, but Slatyon could play on either side of the football in college, possibly at cornerback or safety.

"The coaches expressed their need and how I can help fill their need," Slayton said. "Wide receiver was the position that was the talk this weekend, but coach Butch (Jones) expressed that either position was fine."

The Big Orange is in contention with Auburn, Georgia, LSU and South Carolina to land the 6-foot-1, 182-pounder.

"This was my first visit, but Tennessee is not too late. I like them, I had fun on my visit, and I have interest in them," said Slayton, who plans to make a declaration very soon.

The Tennessee trip won't be the last Southeastern Conference Eastern Division school the four-star sees as his next official visit is at South Carolina this weekend.

Abernathy scored on three touchdown runs to lead GAC to a 41-13 win over Chattahoochee County in the first round of the GHSA Class AA state playoffs. Coach Tim Hardy's team advances to face Lamar County on Friday.

Scout national recruiting analyst Chad Simmons contributed to this report.

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