Speed kills –especially in college football.
And Fairless Hills (Pa.) Conwell-Egan running back/cornerback Steve Slaton is all about speed. He’s been timed as fast as 4.3 seconds in the 40-yard dash by his high school coach, and he uses that speed to rack up impressive numbers on the field and impressive attention from the college coaches.
With early attention coming from Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Virginia Tech, Slaton is scheduled to camp this summer at Penn State and attend the State College Nike Training Camp.
Slaton rushed for 1,626 yards and 19 touchdowns as a junior. He also had two interceptions and six pass breakups on defense. Those stats allowed him to earn second-team all-state honors. He was an all-league pick since he was a freshman.
“His explosiveness is a big thing,” Egan coach Kevin Kelly said. “He’s so fast and he can score from anywhere on the field. He’s not just a track kid who can play football. He really knows how to use that speed. I think that makes him pretty special."
Slaton said two things will be important to him when it comes time to make a decision – education and sports.
“I would like to stay in state,” he said. “But it doesn’t really matter to me.”