WR Darius Slayton of Norcross, GA wrapped up his official visits over the weekend with a stop at USC. He had earlier visited Georgia and Tennessee. He plans to choose one of those three SEC East programs but has no defined timetable.
“I had a great time up there,” Slayton said of his stay in Columbia. “It’s a great school and I had fun hanging with the players and meeting them. Everybody was very hospitable, so it was a great time. I liked it a lot.”
Slayton checked out the Gamecock offense closely. It was his second game of the season at USC so he had another chance to envision how he might fit in. ‘
‘They like to throw the ball around a lot which is good for any receiver because obviously you want to be somewhere where you’ll get the ball,” Slayton said. “And they definitely do a great job getting in the hands of their playmakers.”
Before departing, Slayton had a chance to talk with Steve Spurrier to get his take on how he views the future of the Gamecock program.
“He’s a cool guy and knows what he’s talking about,” he said. “He’s very confident in the future of the football program.”‘
Slayton also plays cornerback but USC is recruiting him strictly at receiver. Last season he had 33 catches for 940 yards and 8 touchdowns.