Georgia Lands 2015 4-Star WR Target Darius Slayton


One of Georgia’s top recruiting targets for 2015, wide receiver Darius Slayton, has committed to the Bulldogs, giving yet another boost to an already stacked class.

Put another notch in the gunbelt for Mark Richt.

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4-Star wide receiver Darius Slayton out of Norcross, Ga. (Greater Atlanta Christian School) gave his commitment to the Bulldogs on Thursday, adding to a recruiting class that may end up challenging for tops in the nation when things come to a close.

Slayton is ranked as the No. 16 player in the state of Georgia, and the No. 18 wide receiver in the nation. The 247 Sports composite rankings also list him as the No. 144 overall player nationally.

The 6-foot-2 receiver — who was recruited by coaches Bryan McClendon and Jeremy Pruitt — chose Georgia over offers from South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Auburn and other national powers. He made his commitment while with his teammates during a ceremony to celebrate his selection to the U.S. Army All-America Bowl high school all-star game.

With the commitment from Slayton, the Bulldogs now have 25 recruits committed in the 2015 class, and Slayton is the fifth prospect who will be slated to play wide receiver, a position of great need on the team right now. Slayton’s commitment also offsets the de-commitment of Griffin HS wide receiver Christian Owens, who flipped to South Carolina a few weeks ago.

Prior to Slayton’s announcement, Georgia ranked as the No. 3 recruiting class for 2015. This will undoubtedly help solidify that ranking.