Marcus Slaughter, an exceptionally mobile and quick 6-7, 195 pound power forward from J.W. North H.S. in Riverside, Calif., took an official visit to San Diego State last weekend.
Rivalshoops.com caught up with Mr. Slaughter early this week, and he confirmed that his son is firmly committed to the Aztec program.
In August, Marcus Slaughter confirmed his commitment to San Diego State in an interview with Rivalshoops.com, but mentioned that he was thinking about taking some fall trips to other colleges.
In Slaughter, San Diego State picked up one of the fastest rising seniors in the country. His play for the Double Pump All-Stars squad this past summer was at times scintillating, and he was a major factor in the team's championship run at the Best of the Summer Tournament.
A good athlete who elevates and explodes quickly to the hole, Slaughter showed an ability to play both inside and out. He can be a factor on the defensive end with his shot blocking, and has a nice short-midrange game facing the basket. Once his upper body strength improves and his body fills out, Slaughter could be an impact player in the Mountain West Conference.
He is expected to sign a national letter of intent with the Aztecs in November.