2011 Prospect Profile: WR Rashaun Sligh

Rashaun Sligh-WR-6'2" 240
Philadelphia, PA – Northeast HS
4.6, 40-yard dash

Interest: Penn state, Wake Forest, Maryland, Vanderbilt, Michigan, Michigan State, Texas Tech

Prep: (FR)(SO) No stats reported. (JR) Offensively: 20 receptions for 400 yards and 8 TDs. Defensively: 5 sacks and 12 tackles


Intro: 2011 Philadelphia WR prospect Rashaun Sligh is a receiver who is just barley sitting underneath-the-radar. What he may lack for in stats he makes up with hard work and a focused determination to succeed both on and off the football field. Slight currently holds a 3.4 GPA and would like to major in Psychology. After college and obtaining his degree Sligh hopes to be able to play in the National Football League. His “dream-school” is Penn State. When looking at schools he is paying close attention to the academics but admits two of the biggest factors is being close to home and how much “football supremacy” the school has. Sligh is open to the idea of enrolling early into college. Besides football he also plays basketball and track. Sligh is contemplating with the idea of playing basketball in college but will be mainly focused on football. Sligh compares his game to Houston Texas Pro Bowl receiver Andre Johnson and grew up idolizing WR Terrell Owens. He contributes his grandmother for being the most influential person in his life. The reason for that is because according to Slight, “she raised me basically.” Thanks to his grandmothers help he was able to achieve his greatest achievement of making the school honor roll. When asked what he feels he can bring to the next level he responded with, “I can bring passion, intensity and excellence to a program.” Sligh admits he would like to improve/work-on his “explosion in some routes” and is working hard this off-season to get faster and more explosive. When it comes to the upcoming season he is just looking forward to being with his team.

Analysis: Rashaun Sligh has the right size and speed to be a good receiver at the next level. His game places him in the mold of a possession receiver. He has good hands and is able to gain yardage after a catch. Sligh doesn’t have the explosiveness off-the-line to be considered a consistent downfield threat but is a natural fit as an inside/possession receiver. He is not afraid to go over-the-middle to make a catch and can be difficult to bring down unless there are multiple defenders. Sligh is a great receiver prospect. It can often times be difficult to find a receiver whom doesn’t mind going over the middle and is consistent about it. He runs good routes and has great field awareness of what is around him. With his toughness, size and reliable hands, Sligh can make a big impact at on the college scene with the right offense, coaching and conditioning that will allow him time to develop his frame and skills to make a smoother transition from high school to the college level.


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