LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Thursday was a big day for Greater Atlanta Christian Senior WR / CB Darius Slayton. He was honored with his jersey for being chosen as an Army All-American. And, he also announced his decision to commit.
The 6’2″ two-way threat, #16 player in the state, and four-star recruit was selected for the Army All-American team after thousands of the nation’s top high school football players were evaluated. His outstanding senior season has led his Spartans team to a 13-0 record and an upcoming appearance in the Georgia State Semifinals.
Slayton was courted by the likes of LSU and Alabama from the SEC, as well as Georgia Tech, Duke, and Clemson to go to the ACC. But, Slayton says, “I made my commitment over the weekend”. And, his decision is to commit to the University of Georgia. He said he ultimately made the decision to become a Bulldog because “Coach Mark Richt and the staff made me feel like family”. Slayton will join the likes of DT / DE Jonathan Ledbetter (Tucker), DE / OLB Natrez Patrick (Mays), and S Rashad Roundtree (Lakeside) to help boost Georgia’s defensive coverage.
Slayton and the Spartans prepare to take on Fitzgerald High School in the Georgia State Class AA Semifinals on Friday, as they seek their first state championship. The Army All-American game will take place on January 3, 2014 in San Antonio, TX.