Prospect's Recruitment Not Slowed by Injury

Even though Clovis (Calif.) East running back Tracy Slocum has been limited by an injury this season, he's still getting recruited heavily by his favorites. He tells us which schools he wants to visit and provides a timetable for his decision...

A leg injury has kept Clovis (Calif.) West running back Tracy Slocum (5-10, 195) limited on the field in the last couple of weeks, but his prospects off the field are still pretty substantial.

"All of the schools who offered me are still on me," said Slocum. "I'm supposed to have an MRI on the leg soon to tell me when I can play again."

Among those who've offered Slocum are California, Arizona, Washington State, Arizona State, Fresno State, Nebraska and Washington. UCLA has also reportedly verbally offered.

When asked if he was leaning toward any of the schools, Slocum said, "I'm wide open right now. I don't want to say a favorite yet because each school I like. My top five schools though are Arizona, Cal, Arizona State, Fresno State and UCLA."

Slocum hasn't taken an official visit yet, but he has a tentative plan to take one to Washington State in December and one to California in November. "Those are the only two I've talked about setting up. I'm hoping to visit Arizona, Arizona State and UCLA," said Slocum. "UCLA hasn't officially offered me but said I could be getting one soon. Arizona State I really like and I'm just trying to get the official visit set up."

UCLA offensive line coach Tom Cable is recruiting Slocum and he said that UCLA's success in running the ball is something not lost on him.

"I like how they use Maurice Drew in their offense. They run and throw to him a lot," said Slocum.

Slocum said what makes UCLA, Cal and Fresno State stand out for him is their proximity to home, but he says he could still consider going away to school. "My family would like me to be close by, but they know it's up to me. I'm going to take all of my trips then I think I'll choose after that," Slocum said.

On the season, Slocum has 102 carries for 752 yards and eight touchdowns, but missed the last game because of the leg injury and is questionable for this weekend's game.

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 SAT earlier this month.


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