Slocum Talks UL Camp

Slocum Talks UL Camp

Tylertown High School had a great season last year going 11-2 before losing in the 3rd round of the Mississippi 4A playoffs. One of the main reasons the Chiefs were as talented as they were was the play of defensive back LaDarrius Slocum. Slocum and his teammates attended Louisiana's 7 on 7 Shootout Camp and he called today to share his experience on the Ragin' Cajun campus.

Slocum had an outstanding season racking up 38 tackles, 9 interceptions, 10 pass break ups, and a combined 7 touchdowns between offense, defense, and special teams.

"I liked it. They have a lot of stuff down there. I liked the indoor facility. It looked like a really nice town. I liked Coach Jay Johnson a lot. He's my recruiting coach. They told me they wanted me to come back to the Big Cajun Camp in July. They are looking at me as a defensive back."

LaDarrius has been hearing from a trio of schools and has attended each school's camps. He's kept a busy summer schedule and has some individual camps on the horizon that can improve his stock with the universities who are looking at him.

"Along with UL, I'm hearing from Mississippi State and Ole Miss as well. I've visited Ole Miss as well. State and UL are on me the hardest right now. They both stay in touch a lot. I got invited back to State's Big Dawg Camp as well. It's pretty much all even right now. I plan on just letting everything play out. I'm going to the Select 150 Combine Friday at Jackson Prep."

The ground heavy Chiefs are hoping that the added threat of a passing attack will get them over the hump this year in the playoffs. Slocum and his teammates have identified their weaknesses and are hoping to make a deep run into the playoffs this year with the ultimate goal being a state championship.

"I need to improve my footwork and man to man coverage. I play receiver for Tylertown as well. We need to stay focused as a team and keep our heads on straight. Our passing game has gotten a lot better this year. Tyre' has gotten a lot more. We plan on passing more."

LaDarrius is pretty set on a major and has been trying to get his educational requirements in order. He's a young man that knows his education will be why he's on campus and football is the vehicle that is driving him there.

"I plan on taking my ACT again real soon. I am wanting to be an electrical engineer. It really depends on if a school has what I want or not. I'm putting my education first."

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