Sloter picks Tulane

One unofficial visit was all it took to convince quarterback Kyle Sloter of Georgia's Mt. Pisgah Christian that Tulane was the college he wanted to attend.
"It was a good visit," said Sloter, who was in New Orleans over the weekend. "I got to see the campus and everything. I went to the game (a loss to UTEP) and it wasn't the best game. They got beat pretty good, but there were some positive feelings. I feel like it's a place I could play early, which is a part of the reason for my decision."
Before leaving New Orleans for home on Monday, Sloter committed to Tulane quarterbacks coach Rickey Bustle.
"I think they were surprised," Sloter said. "I felt like they were thinking I wouldn't commit, seeing how the game went. But I was impressed with everything. I really loved the campus. It's beautiful. Another reason I fell in love with it is the academics. I felt like I could get a great education there."
Thus far, Tulane is the 6-feet-5, 200-pound Sloter's only offer. He said he also has received interest during the recruiting process from schools such as Arkansas, Iowa and Vanderbilt.
"I'm very comfortable with my decision," Sloter said. "I feel like Coach [Bob] Toledo and Coach Bustle are great people. They're both like father figures to me already. I feel like they'll be there for me, and they'll stand by me."
Sloter said he likely will make his official visit to Tulane after the season. The question is, will he take officials to other schools?
"Probably not," Sloter said. "I think I'll just stick with one official and stick with Tulane. I've made up my mind."
A four-year high school starter, Sloter has thrown for approximately 6,000 career yards. This fall, he has about 1,700 yards passing and a combined 20 touchdowns rushing and passing.
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