Standout JUCO DB Talks Visits

With the Red Raiders looking to sign a big and physical DB in their 2004 recruiting class, Reedley, CA JUCO prospect <b>Dwayne Slay</b> is one safety that fits that bill.

The hard-hitting free safety originally signed with South Carolina out of high school in Brunswick, Georgia, but was placed at Reedley, CA junior college due to qualification issues. Since his arrival at Reedley, Dwayne Slay has provided his Tiger team with an imposing presence in their defensive backfield.

The 6-3.5, 210 pound enforcer logged 11 tackles a couple of weeks ago in Reedley's victory over Solano College on his way to being named the Central Valley Conference Player of the Week. He's averaged 9 tackles per game, has forced 2 fumbles and recovered 2 fumbles in just four games.

Back to recruiting...

The JUCO baller lists Tennessee, Texas Tech, Missouri, Kansas State and Oregon as his top five, with Tennessee and Texas Tech making up the top two.

According to Slay, the teams making up his top five have all officially offered.

That said, who's putting in the most work and supplying the extra elbow grease for the safety's verbal?

"The Red Raiders are recruiting me harder than anyone else."

Official Visits?

"I am taking an official visit to Texas Tech with my teamates from Reedley on October 11th," said the Cali DB. "I also have scheduled an official visit to Missouri."

Thoughts on Tech?

"The Tech coaches have told me that I will have the chance to come in and compete for a starting free safety spot. That is what I am looking to do. I am going to come in with the right focus and work to earn early playing time wherever I go."

Slay stated he is going to go through the recruiting process and take all five of his official visits before making his decision. He is looking to announce his decision in late December or early January.

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