In a year where the wide receiver position is loaded in the Golden State, it could be easy to overlook a wide receiver or two because of the depth. There is a player in Orange County who better not be disregarded. This guy is good and is going to be a player on the next level.
This player is Matthew Slater (6-0, 172, 4.45) from Anaheim (Calif.) Servite. Slater was a 1st-team all-league selection in one of the most competitive if not the most competitive league in the Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura County area.
Slater caught 23 passes for 350 yards and two touchdowns. He is also a threat on counters and reverse rushing plays as he ran for 150 yards on 11 carries and scored two touchdowns on the ground. He is also an outstanding special teams player and he returned one kick for a touchdown.
Slater does a lot of things well. He runs well and isn’t afraid to make the dangerous catch over the middle. Slater is a tough guy with a competitive edge.
What is Slater looking for in a college?
“First of all getting a good education is the most important,” Slater said. “There are no guarantees in football. You are only one injury away of being out of the game.”
“I want to go to a school that graduates not just their players but general student population,” Slater said.
It is obvious that Slater has his priorities together. There is no question that education is the main priority with Slater.
In an earlier interview with Pac10Recruiting offensive coordinator Ed Drzanek said, “Matthew is a bonafide super player. Before everything is said and done, everybody is going to recruit Matthew.” He certainly has the bloodlines. . His father is former Los Angeles Ram and current Hall-of-Famer offensive lineman, Jackie Slater.
Slater is very open regarding his college choice.
Oregon who has had a great track record of evaluating SoCal wide receiver talent has already offered the talented Matthew Slater a scholie. Colorado is also has an offer on the table to Slater.
Stanford hasn’t offered yet but they are also very much in the hunt…