Singleton Continues His Summer Quest
When you are the son of former NFL player Nate Singleton, expectations are going to be there whether you want them or not.
But Boutte, La., Hahnvile star wideout Brandon Singleton (6-0, 170, 4.46) lived up to those Thursday at Arkansas' Elite Camp, embraces and listens to his dad, who played for the San Francisco 49ers (1993-97) and the Baltimore Ravens (1998).
"He definitely is kind of tough on me, but I know he has my best interests and all he is trying to do is just make me better," said Singleton, whose dad has a 1995 Super Bowl ring. "Even if I wanted to be hardheaded and stuff, I know that I have to listen to him because I am here and he has already been to the highest level. I just need to buckle down and listen to him because I know he wouldn't lead me in the wrong direction."
Singleton currently has offers from Grambling, Louisiana-Monroe, Western Kentucky, Southeastern Missouri and Northwestern State, but expects a higher level of offer to arrive soon.
Those could include ones from Missouri, Georgia Tech and now Arkansas – schools where he has recently attended camps - and Stanford, where he will visit on June 17th.
"I have five offers and in the future and I think – based on my performance today – that Arkansas will offer and that will really crank up my recruiting," Singleton said. "I am really looking forward to that."
It was his second trip to Arkansas in a few months as he came for the Red-White game on April 26 and he made the trip with a couple of good friends in Hahnville cornerback Jain Knight and Missouri City, Texas Fort Bend Marshall quarterback Jeremy Smith.
All three are outstanding hurdlers and sprinters as well as football standouts.
"Arkansas is a really good place all over and I thought I did pretty good," Singleton added. "I am looking forward to the future with Arkansas."
Singleton, who rode up to the Red-White game with Razorback cornerback signee Henre' Toliver, noted the fans at the scrimmage were something that stood out to him.
"I really began to look at Arkansas in a different way after that," Singleton said. "They have great, very supportive fans and the kind that you want to play in front of."
Singleton was asked about his strengths on the field.
"Definitely my route running," Singleton said. "That is definitely one of my biggest strengths. The only thing I would say that I need to work on now is getting in the weight room this summer and keep working as hard as possible."
Singleton had 9 catches for 70 yards and 3 touchdowns last season for Hahnville, which had a run-dominated offense.
"That's one of the reasons that I needed to get to a bunch of places this summer," Singleton said. "I think I needed to show off my talents because we pretty much just run the ball and don't pass it much at all."
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