Slay Sounds Off

Following his final season at Reedley Junior College, Dwayne Slay was on the wish list of many top programs across the nation. Despite garnering offers from powerhouse schools like South Carolina, Kansas State, Oregon and Kentucky, the defensive back with a smash-mouth attitude chose to become a Red Raider.

Following his final season at Reedley Junior College, Dwayne Slay was on the wish list of many top programs across the nation.

Despite garnering offers from powerhouse schools like South Carolina, Kansas State, Oregon and Kentucky, the defensive back with a smash-mouth attitude chose to become a Red Raider. The 6-4, 220 junior transfer is a welcome addition to Texas Tech's defensive depth chart.

After going through a few weeks of preseason football, Dwayne took the time to talk with us about his recruitment, why he chose Tech, and how he and others will step in to provide an improved Red Raider defense.

RP: What kind of impact will you and the other JUCO transfers make on this year's defense?

Slay: "The depth chart? basically coming in and filling the holes that needed to be filled."

RP: What is your favorite part about playing on the defensive side of the ball?

Slay: "Physicality? just going at somebody and busting them in the mouth."

RP: How do you feel about Texas Tech's specific defensive scheme?

Slay: "It's a lot to learn, but it is being installed day by day, piece by piece. I think it's starting to come together for me so it should be fine."

RP: What game on the schedule are you most looking forward to?

Slay: "Oklahoma. Watching them on TV for years and years winning national championships. It's Oklahoma without a doubt."

RP: Is there a specific reason that you and the other Reedley JUCO's chose to come to Texas Tech?

Slay: "On the visit they treated us with great hospitality? students are nice. And they had great players here. They just needed some more players to come in and help solidify the program."

RP: Tell me about Sylvester Brinkley, your Reedley College teammate, and what he brings to our LB corps.

Slay: "Speed, a little more speed, and a little bit of intensity. Sylvester is really aggressive and intense."

RP: Who is your favorite NFL safety of all time?

Slay: "Ronnie Lott."

RP: Who do you like to listen to before a game?

Slay: To tell you the truth, it's a variety. Whatever I'm in the mood for."

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