#51 Kordell Slater
Position: Defensive Line
Hometown: Port Charlotte, FL
Thoughts: Kordell is actually an early enrollee for the Cards, joining the program back in January. (As of today, the true freshmen have still not been added to the official roster. Once they are I’ll try and go back and post a quick recap of each if time allows. If time doesn’t allow….sorry. I’m only one man. I’ll get you next year fellas)
By enrolling early Slater got the benefit of going through Spring Camp and getting some run with the 2nd and 3rd team units. Recruited as a defensive lineman out of high school I’ve read a couple of insiders who have pointed at Slater as having the potential to shift to an outside linebacker who comes off the edge. His size and strength certainly align with others who have played that position so it’ll be interesting to see where he lands when the field turf settles, so to speak. LD Scott (pictured above) actually said when he signed they wanted to get him up to 265-270lb and getting him in earlier this year will help with that development. 6-4, 270lb coming off the end….sounds good to me.
With that said I do think Slater is still a candidate for a redshirt depending upon who steps up in the fall. We have some good depth at OLB and on the line so no need to burn a year of eligibility if they think he has the potential to be a big contributor in the years to come.
Kordell (think he’s named after Kordell Stewart?) was a Top 80 Defensive End nationally, an all-county player, and grabbed 32 tackles for loss and 9 sacks as a Senior at Port Charlotte High. Cards picked up Slater’s commitment after he decommited from South Florida (sorry ole’ Willie Taggart) back in January.
**Fun fact on Kordell for all us young folk out there, he was born in 1998. Just let that one sink in.**
265 on hang clean from maxing out at 235 in highschool wait till I get my drop form pic.twitter.com/oKJpTZBWXE— Kordell Slater (@KordellSlater1) March 8, 2016
It all starts here….keep putting in the work Kordell. And tell Miday to chill on breaking boards over his back. That’s gotta be a catalyst for some lower back issues down the road, man…