Ga. DB Jamoris Slaughter Has U-M Soft Spot
Jamoris Slaughter
GoBlueWolverine.com
Posted May 20, 2007


Tucker, Georgia is home to one of the fiercest hitting defensive backs in the nation. Jamoris Slaughter plays true to his name and has the big time offers that one would expect as a result. One of those offers is from Michigan -- and Jamoris tells GBW that he has a soft spot for the Maize and Blue.

Tucker high school in Georgia is home to one of the fiercest hitting defensive backs in the nation. After watching video of safety Jamoris Slaughter, one can see what a perfect fit his last name is for his playing style. He simply explodes into the ball carrier and knock him backwards, even when the ball carrier was running forward at full speed. In other words, he’d just slaughter them.

Slaughter plays bigger than his 6-0, 180 pound body suggests. Jamoris describes his playing style to GoBlueWolverine as, “Very aggressive. I have a good break on the ball and I can play the deep ball. I provide good coverage and run support, but I would like to improve on some of my footwork in coverage.”

It is not surprising that Slaughter likes to base his game off of Washington Redskins all-pro safety Sean Taylor. “I really watch how [Sean] Taylor makes the hits. He’s really quick to the ball carrier and when the balls in the air, he breaks on the ball well.”

Last season Slaughter registered over 60 tackles, 4 interceptions, 10 break-ups, and 3 forced fumbles. However, next season he would like to double his interceptions, increase the number of pass break-ups, cause at least 5 fumbles, and have a couple of punt returns.

Slaughter also excels on the track, running both the 100m and the 400m.

Although Jamoris intends on making his college decision sometime this fall, he would like to visit some schools this summer. One of the schools that he said he really wants to visit is Michigan. In addition to Notre Dame, LSU, Alabama, Georgia and other schools, Michigan has offered Jamoris. “The most important factors to me in a school are the graduation rates for athletes and academics. I want to go to a school that will give me good academic support and where I can receive a quality education and degree for after football.”

Living in Georgia and having never visited Michigan, one might think that Slaughter would be turned off by the differences in whether and distance from home, but that is clearly not the case. In fact, Jamoris is a Michigan fan.

“I’ve always liked Michigan since I was little. I liked the style of football they play. They would always be my team when I played NCAA football. I would say that Michigan, Notre Dame, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee and MSU are the schools that stand out the most for me right now.”

Some schools, including Michigan, are telling Slaughter he can play cornerback as well as safety.

GoBlueWolverine will keep close tabs on Slaughter throught the summer.


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