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Iowa Football Recruiting 2015: New Hawkeye Defensive Lineman Michael Slater

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Three-star defensive end from Chesterfield, Missouri.

Michael Slater

Defensive End

Hometown: Chesterfield, Missouri
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 265
247 Sports Composite Rating: 3-star
Other Offers: Arkansas State, Buffalo
Caring Is Creepy: Have a Seat Michael Slater

Slater, who currently stands 6'3 and weighs 245 pounds, received three-star ratings from 247 Sports and Scout and a two-star grade from Rivals. He plays linebacker and fullback for Parkway Central and projects at defensive end -- he might actually be too big to play linebacker already -- so there is going to be a learning curve regardless.

COMPARABLE. It wasn't long ago Iowa landed a linebacker turned defensive end from Missouri that developed into a first round draft pick. The comparison to Adrian Clayborn probably ends there. Maybe, Slater is more Dezman Moses, a two-star Hawkeye linebacker commit that left for Tulane, grew into a defensive end and ended up with the Green Bay Packers. Without predicting an NFL career, perhaps Slater is somewhere in between.