Slaughter Grateful and Disappointed

Jamoris Slaughter

Tucker, Ga. defensive back Jamoris Slaughter was thrilled to be invited to the UnderArmour All-American Bowl and was putting on a show until he was abruptly sidelined for the game.

Four-star Irish corner prospect Jamoris Slaughter was having a good week early in practices for the UnderArmour all-star game.

"I was playing really well I thought," Slaughter said. "I felt I was going to have a good week."

And then it all ended, rather quickly.

"It just kind of happened," Slaughter said of his injury. "I'm just trying to stay off it right now. They took a look at it. It's just a meniscus. (The recovery time) is pretty quick. I've just got to go in and get it scoped and I should be back within a month or so. I was just glad that was all it was."

A player works his whole high school career for a chance to play in these types of games, and it was disappointing for the future Irish corner prospect to see it end so quickly.

"It was disappointing to have that happen," Slaughter said. "The coach told me that I was going to start if I kept playing that way and I then I got injured.

"It was a great opportunity just to be in the game. It really was. It was fun just hanging out here and getting to meet all these people. There's a lot of talent down here. I wish I could've played more against these guys, but it's an honor just to be here."

The Tucker high school star says he should be full go very soon.

"I'll get back home and then I'll go to my doctor and get it taken care of," he said of his future plans. "It shouldn't be any big deal. (I'm) just kind of sad I missed the game."

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