Tennessee grabbed their third defensive again to date of the 2023 recruiting class. 3-star security John Slaughter dedicated to the Volunteers on Saturday afternoon.
Hailing from Southaven, Mississippi, Slaughter is ranked because the 700th general participant in response to the 247Sports Composite Rankings. He’s the 61st ranked security.
Tennessee formally supplied Slaughter fairly a very long time in the past—June 2021 to be precise. Slaughter made his strategy to Knoxville a number of instances following the provide, and was lately on campus in late Could for a significant recruiting weekend. He formally visited on June twenty fourth, and shortly after determined to close down his recruitment.
Slaughter is a really effectively rounded soccer participant. His soccer staff likes to make use of him in quite a lot of methods, and Slaughter causes plenty of havoc on the sector.
Slaughter can maintain his personal when taking part in close to the road of scrimmage, however his finest performs come from the free security position. Even when it’s not Slaughter going for the interception, he’s acquired sufficient clips of himself jarring a ball free or in any other case throwing off a receiver. Slaughter additionally has an encouraging quantity of offensive highlights that present ball abilities and uncooked athleticism.
How precisely this can translate to the subsequent degree is just not completely clear. Slaughter is just not precisely taking part in nice competitors, and there’s quite a lot of of his highlights which can be merely the outcomes of taking part in highschool ball. It’s additionally exhausting to pinpoint one factor that offers Slaughter a excessive ceiling. Proper now, it’s primarily his versatility that brings him success. Let’s hope the flexibility is maintained to the subsequent degree.
Tennessee’s 2023 recruiting class now boasts 11 commits and an eleventh general class rating on 247Sports.
As a enjoyable aspect be aware, Tennessee additionally has junior cornerback Doneiko Slaughter on the roster—who additionally performs cornerback/security. Ought to they ever be on the sector collectively, can we name that defensive secondary “The Slaughterhouse”?