Fairless Hills (Pa.) Conwell-Egan running back Steve Slaton has his first two offers on the table and is looking for more to come.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound rising senior rushed for 1,600 yards last season and accounted for nearly 20 touchdowns. While North Carolina and West Virginia were the first to offer Slaton, he is still holding out for a trio of favorites to extend an offer.
“I really like Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Virginia right now,” admitted Slaton. “Maryland and Virginia are recruiting me pretty hard, but Tech has backed off some.”
Slaton is also receiving interest from Wisconsin, Nebraska, Notre Dame and Penn State. A powerful tailback with tremendous leg strength, Slaton also possesses break-away speed.
“I feel my speed is my best attribute. I ran a 4.3 last year at Penn State,” Slaton said. “I’m just working to add more muscle to my frame making it harder for defenders to bring me down.”
Conwell-Egan head coach Kevin Kelly shares the same sentiments in regards to Slaton’s talents.
“He’s explosive and can score from anywhere on the field,” explained Kelly. “Steve is more than just a track athlete in a football uniform, he’s a special athlete.”
Slaton doesn’t know when he plans to make decision on which school to attend, but cites a quality education and early playing time as contributing factors in making that choice. He plans to camp at both Maryland and Penn State over the summer.