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Slayton Gives Latest
Crete-Monee (Ill.) senior defensive lineman Chris Slayton is 6-foot-5, 250 pounds and has a huge upside according to the Warriors head coach John Konecki. "He has a big upside, he has evolved for us and played some tight end. He runs some great routes and can catch the rock," Konecki said. "He is still emerging, I think he is a big guy who is still figuring out how to put it all together." He continued, "He is a very good player and I think that he is just with more experience you he is a type of kid that is just going to continue to get better and better." That showed during Saturday's final regular season game, where Slayton played both ways and had several key plays on both offensive and defensive line that were game changers. Including run blocking to get the Crete offense going, and several big sacks that stopped a previously undefeated Rich Central team. At one point early in the forth quarter, the Warriors were down 20-6. "Coach just told us to pull through it and that is what we did, we just had to fight," Slayton said. He added, "It was tiring at first playing both ways, but we just had to pull through it and keep fighting and come up with the win." ?And as for his recruitment, that is going pretty well too. "I will probably take officials to Syracuse, Michigan State, and Illinois," Slayton said. "I haven't set any dates yet but probably after the season." And what will he be looking for? "The football, plus the academics, just what they are like in both football and academics are both like," Slayton said.
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