Four-Star Safety Announces Visit to Tennessee

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    With Tennessee’s upcoming “Junior Day” on Jan. 22, the Vols will be bringing in some of the top high-school talent in the country to take a visit. On Tuesday morning, one 2023 recruit from a Mississippi high school added his name to the guest list.

    Safety prospect John Slaughter III, from Southaven High School in Mississippi, announced that he will be on Rocky Top for a visit on Jan. 22. Slaughter is a four-star prospect in the class of 2023 according to On3 Sports’ database, while 247 Sports and Rivals have Slaughter listed as a three-star prospect. Additionally, On3 Sports has Slaughter as the fifth-ranked player from the state of Mississippi and the 18th-ranked safety overall in the class.

    “Will Be Back In The RockyTop On The 22nd,” Slaughter posted to Twitter with a smiling face and orange emojis. “#GBO #Vols

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    Slaughter, who stands at 6-foot-2 and weighs in at 192-pounds, currently holds seven Division-I scholarship offers from Tennessee, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Memphis, Buffalo, Austin Peay, and Arkansas State.

    According to 247 Sports’ player log, John Slaughter has only taken three unofficial visits, all of them to Ole Miss. Slaughter attended two school camps at Ole Miss in June, and then took an unofficial visit in Oxford in July. Tennessee, on the other hand, did extend Slaughter a scholarship on June 16.

    Tennessee’s two commits in the 2023 class, four-star tight end Ethan Davis and three-star safety/wide receiver Jack Luttrell, will also be in attendance for the Vols’ Junior Day.

    Ric Butler is a Knoxville based sports media personality who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since 2017. Most recently, he served as the lead writer for the website of a local radio station. Ric also helped create and host a daily radio show called “The Blitz." Ric’s passion for sports, smooth vocal, and infectious personality have made him popular with both his peers and Vol Nation. Originally from Dallas, Ric didn’t grow up riding horses to school. But he did dream of the big city lights. When not chasing down the latest Tennessee story, Ric can be found watching the WWE, often attempting their moves in an embarrassing fashion.