SoCal Speedster Gets First

Jovonte Slater

Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta running back Jovonte Slater picks up first offer...

Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta running back Jovonte Slater, one of the fastest players in Southern California, picked up his first offer on Tuesday.

"Jovonte received a written offer from Army to play football," said his father, Dedrick.

The 5-10, 165-pound Slater made a big impression as a kick returner, setting a school record with two 99-yard kickoff returns for scores in 2009.

Slater has the fastest 200m time in California this year, at 21.30, and the fastest of any junior (non-wind aided).

He ranks sixth in the state in the long jump.

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