Slater was a standout at Taft (Woodland Hills, Ca.) High School, but he was unable to qualify for a four-year school academically, so he decided to go the JUCO route.
"I knew that going JC was an option for me, so when I started looking around, El Camino was the best option," Slater told JCFootball.com. "Their coaches were the best I talked to and it was really close to home. It was the perfect fit for what I was looking for."
As a freshman this past season, Slater used his outstanding size to go along with quick feet and some surprising athleticism to hold down the right tackle spot on the Warriors' offensive line. He said he's open to moving to left tackle this year if they need him there, but he's currently slated to stay on the right side.
"I can play anywhere on the line they need me to," Slater said. "I play right tackle, but I might move to the left side. I just want to help my team however I can. I'll do whatever the coaches ask me to."
Recruiting has begun to pick up for Slater as he recently hauled in offers from two BCS programs and two more are starting to show some interest.
"I got my first offer from Arizona State a couple of days ago and I got Texas Tech (on Wednesday)," Slater said. "I had been speaking with ASU for a while and they called me and said that they saw my film and they liked it and coach (Todd) Graham got on the phone and said they wanted to offer me.
"It was pretty exciting for me. I really respect their program there and all they have to offer.
"Texas Tech has been recruiting me for a while too, but I hadn't really talked to them much before they offered."
In addition to those two schools, Slater is also hearing from Ohio State and Kansas.
While being a standout on the football field, Slater has also gotten in done in the classroom as well and he's on pace to graduate in December. He will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.
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