Name: Chris Slayton
Position: Defensive Tackle
Year: Redshirt Freshman
Hometown: University Park, Ill.
High School: Crete Monee
2014 Stats: Slayton redshirted in 2014.
2015 Projections: Slayton is listed behind senior John Raymon on Syracuse's post-spring depth chart, but expect him to challenge for some snaps.
How'd He Get Here? He committed to SU in 2014, turning down offers from top programs closer to his Illinois home, including Michigan State and Wisconsin.
What'd Scout/Rivals Say? Three-star ratings from both.
Money Quote: "I'm just quiet. I don't really like talking." If you haven't yet, read Nate Mink's syracuse.com profile on Slayton from last year.
Link of Wonder: Slayton had a good showing at Syracuse's 2015 spring game.
Tweet of Wonder: The defensive tackle doesn't tweet much, but he does like to retweet. And he retweeted this classic Russell Westbrook Vine:
Russell takes dap very seriously. https://t.co/3QApg5cYaE— Carrington Harrison (@cdotharrison) February 3, 2015
What does Scott Shafer Think of Him? Shafer thinks enough of Slayton to have named him among SU's most improved players following spring practice.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Slayton was listed as a defensive end last season, but shifted inside before this spring.
Let's Get A Good Look Atcha: