MLB Draft: 36th Round in 2016 (Chicago Cubs)
One of the top two-sport athletes in America that received several offers from major Division I football programs after a very successful high school career at wide receiver at Ouachita Christian High in Monroe, La. ... compares favorably in size and athleticism to former LSU infielder and National League All-Star and Gold Glove recipient, DJ LeMahieu of the Colorado Rockies ... a tremendous offensive player with the ability to hit for power, Slaughter projects as LSU’s starter at first base in 2017.
Prior to LSU
Ranked as the 2016 No. 1 prospect in Louisiana by Prep Baseball Report ... batted .406 in his senior season at Ouachita Christian High School with 11 doubles, five triples, 48 runs and 33 RBI ... played in the Cal Ripken summer collegiate league in 2016 and was voted to the All-Star team ... voted the 2015 Prep Baseball Report Player of the Year ... a two-time all-state baseball selection who earned numerous all-parish, all-district and all-Northeast Louisiana accolades ... helped lead Ouachita Christian to the 2012 and 2014 state football championships as a wide receiver, earning all-state honors ... as a junior in 2014, caught 67 passes for 1,165 yards and 31 touchdowns and rushed for 559 yards
Full name is Jacob Michael Slaughter ... parents are Michael and Mary Slaughter ... father is a medical sales representative, mother is a homemaker ... has one older sister, Lauren ... his father, Michael, played defensive back at Louisiana Tech; grandfather, Mickey Slaughter, played quarterback for Louisiana Tech and the Denver Broncos; uncle, Bobby Slaughter, played wide receiver for Louisiana Tech and the San Francisco 49ers ... on what influenced him to attend LSU – “the chance to play at Alex Box Stadium in front of the best fans in college baseball. The atmosphere at LSU baseball games is like nothing I have ever experienced, and I knew this was the best place for me to play” ... majoring in business administration at LSU ... born October 24, 1996, in West Monroe, La.