Tucker DB Up To Ten Offers

One of the most sought after safety prospects in the Peach State is Jamoris Slaughter of Tucker High School. He visited Auburn on Saturday and Scout.com caught up with him to get his thoughts on his visit and recruiting in general.

An aggressive safety prospect, Jamoris Slaughter is one of the top defensive backs in the state.  He can play on either side of the ball, but most recruiters are more interested in him playing on the defensive side.

As a junior, he finished with 66 tackles, 5 interceptions and 10 broken up passes on defense. 

"I'm able to read the quarterback well," Slaughter said. "I can come up, fill in the gaps and make the big hit on the running back.  I'm a real good open-field tackler as well."

A solid blocker, the 6-foot-1, 180-pounder is a big play receiver with nice hands on offense.  

"On offense, I can block really well," he said. "Last year we ran the ball a lot, so I did a good job at blocking, but I can also do a good job at catching the ball."

Slaughter is getting plenty of interest and has an offer list that is now in double-digits.

"Right now, I have around ten offers," said Slaughter. "I have scholarship offers from Vanderbilt, Alabama, Ole Miss, Furman, Georgia, Maryland, Louisville, East Carolina, Virginia and Clemson. I think California and Mississippi State are about to offer me as well."

Slaughter visited Auburn on Saturday and came away very impressed with what the school had to offer.

"It went very good," Slaughter said. "It was nice. I went with my Mom and my little brother. I liked the campus, the coaching staff and everything.  I liked the atmosphere. They haven't offered me yet, but they told me they were looking at me real hard."

Other schools that Slaughter has visited include Vanderbilt, Georgia, Boston College and Furman. He plans to visit Tennessee, California, Arkansas and Florida later this spring.

When asked about what he's looking for in a school, Slaughter replied, "I'm looking for a great football program and good academics.  I'm looking for a school that stresses academics and has good academic support.  The coaching staff is very important.  Location really isn't a factor."

Which five schools lead for Slaughter?

"I would say that my favorites are California, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Alabama," said Slaughter. "Those are my top five right now."

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