RAYMOND, Miss. — Slade Bolden is taking his final unofficial visits in the month of July and likely will make a decision by the end of the month.
Bolden, a 3-star prospect from West Monroe (La.) High School, is down to LSU, Alabama and TCU. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound athlete camped at LSU last month and will make his inaugural visit to Alabama for a prospect camp on July 16. He’ll round out his summer tour with a return trip to Fort Worth, Texas, before making up his mind.
“Those are closer to home,” Bolden told SEC Country at the Varsity Preps Elite camp at Hinds Community College on Saturday. “I’m going to a couple more camps — Alabama, then TCU — and by the end of the month, I’ll be able to make my decision.”
Bolden is ranked as the No. 16 all-purpose back in the 2018 class, per the 247Sports composite rankings. All three of his finalists are recruiting him as an athlete who can play in the slot and take snaps out of the backfield.
The Louisiana native admitted he was nearing a decision after visiting LSU and spending time with offensive coordinator Matt Canada and wide receivers coach Mickey Joseph, but opted to hold off and take a few more visits. He is looking to check off a few more boxes before giving a commitment.
“After prayer and talking with my family, I’m just making sure these last few schools that I’m looking at, I can fit in with their program,” Bolden said. “I’m excited.”