- United States
- Montclair, NJ
- High School
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
Weight: 237 (2014)
2014 Media Guide: Darius Slade was a pleasant, signing day announcement that went Ohio State’s way as he signed his national letter of intent late in the afternoon.
High School: Slade recorded 37 quarterback sacks for 126 yards in losses the past two seasons and helped Montclair High School, coached by John Fiore, to consecutive 12-0 seasons and back-to-back New Jersey Group 5 state championships … his school has the distinction of being the first to claim consecutive state titles since the current New Jersey playoff system was implemented in 1974 … Slade had 67 tackles, including 23.5 sacks (and 35 total tackles for loss), as a senior and was named first-team all-New Jersey … he had 13.5 sacks and 46 tackles as a junior … considered one of the Top 20 senior prospects in New Jersey, a state with rich football talent … rated as high as the No. 30 strong side defensive end by 247Sports and the No. 66 defensive lineman by Scout.
Personal: Slade is the cousin of Jared Odrick, who in his fifth season with the Miami Dolphins after an All-American career at Penn State … Odrick was coached by current Ohio State assistant head coach and defensive line coach Larry Johnson at Penn State … Slade is the son of Kimberly and Dwight Slade.