Four star running back tripping to WSU

FOUR STAR prospect and the No. 15 rated running back in the nation, Fresno's Tracy Slocum is off to a fast start his senior season, averaging nearly 200 hashes a game. The 5-10, 195-pounder recently set up an official visit to Washington State, has heard from a passel of schools since September 1 and also names a pair of frontrunners.

Slocum, who holds offers from WSU, California, Arizona, ASU, Fresno State and Nebraska, has set up one official visit so far -- he'll travel to Pullman and Washington State the weekend of December 16.

"Washington State is a pretty good program," said Slocum. "I'm going to go down there and see how I like the school and program, see how they do things there. I'd like to get a better look at Washington State."

The Cougs are not among his co-leaders, however. Slocum lists two in-state schools, Cal and UCLA, as the frontrunners although he stressed he remains open to everyone.

"Right now I'd say Cal and UCLA are a little bit ahead," said Slocum. "I like the coaches. They call me, they text message me and let me know they really want me. Its close to home and I have family in those two areas, L.A. and Oakland. I'm still pretty wide open but those are the leaders right now."

Cal has talked to Slocum about an official visit for the weekend of November 12 but details remain to be finalized. UCLA has not offered Slocum yet but he said he expects that could change.

"They told me they're going to offer me but have to go through a few steps and the offer should be coming shortly," said Slocum.

SINCE SEPTEMBER 1, Slocum has fielded calls from WSU, Cal, Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon, Washington and Fresno State.

Slocum said he has no timetable on when he'll decided but indicated it could be later in the process rather than sooner.

CLOVIS EAST coach Tim Murphy says Slocum has as good a combination of speed, power and the ability to make people miss as you will find in a high school running back. Those traits have been on display the first two weeks of his senior season, as Slocum's averaged nearly 10 yards a carry in rushing for 396 hashes and five touchdowns.

His junior year, Slocum torched the Tri River Athletic Conference for 1,800-plus yards and 22 TDs in primarily 8 games. He broke his ankle in Week 9 but tried to play through it, going in mostly as a blocking back during the playoffs.

There are nearly 11 minutes of scouting video on Slocum's profile page.

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