Commits make an impression on DE Slade


The recruitment of Darius Slade (Montclair, N.J./Montclair) could come down to the little things.

Slade, a 6-foot-3, 215-pound defensive end, has a top five of Michigan State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Temple and West Virginia. And three of the schools -- well, their 2014 commitments -- are doing a good job with the small things in his recruitment.