Tailback Among the Best

Tracy Slocum, the 5-10, 190-pound running back from Clovis (Calif.) East, wants to be mentioned in the same breath with the "elite" running backs in SoCal, and he has six scholarship offers to date to back that up...

With much of the attention being focused on a pair of Los Angeles (Calif.) running backs, Clovis (Calif.) East running back Tracy Slocum (5-10, 190) is doing enough to get his name mentioned in the same breath as C.J. Gable and Stafon Johnson.

Slocum has six scholarship offers to date, and a sizeable group of others that continue to show strong interest, despite not having offered.

"So far, I've gotten offered by Nebraska, Cal, Fresno State, Arizona State, Washington State and Arizona," said Slocum. "I also like Oklahoma, USC, UCLA and Washington."

Slocum said that Cal and Fresno State were his top two schools, with the Los Angeles schools and Oklahoma rounding out his top five. He said, "I'd like to be able to play on the west coast, but with a school like Oklahoma and its tradition, that would be a cool place to go."

Slocum didn't attend any of the spring combines and camps, but did attend the Scout/Army All-American Combine in San Antonio. At that combine, Slocum clocked a 4.6 in the forty and jumped 30 inches. "I kind of wanted to go to the camps but I wanted to fully heal my ankle and focus on my team," said Slocum.

Slocum said he wouldn't be making an early decision. "I want to see all of my options, take some visits, then try and decide after the season," said Slocum.

Last week, Slocum was ranked the #4 running back in the west and the 22nd player overall in the region. Nationally, he was selected #15 at his position.

During his junior year, Slocum was limited by an ankle injury, but still rushed for 1,800 yards and 22 touchdowns in only nine games.

Academically, Slocum has a 2.5 GPA and took the ACT earlier this month.


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