Singler Getting Healthy, Ready For Football

Medford, Ore., is home to junior Kyle Singler. The 6-foot-8 wing is presently rehabbing his knee in hopes of playing football this fall.

Coming to a gridiron near you: 6-foot-8 quarterback Kyle Singler. That's right, South Medford's best wing player is also its top quarterback. However, Singler isn't quite ready to take snaps just yet.

In the middle of July, Singler was diagnosed with a partial meniscus tear in his knee and minor surgery was required. His summer basketball tour was tabled and now he just wants to get healthy to take snaps this fall.

"I'm about a couple of weeks out from playing," Singler said. "I'm not trying to rush it."'s 6th-ranked prospect in the Class of 2007 isn't going to have any time for basketball this fall. Members of his class might be out and about making unofficial visits, but not Singler.

"I'm not doing anything fall-wise for basketball," the junior said.

Everyone on his list would like to get him on campus, in particular Duke, who is the lone school on his list that hasn't offered. However, Singler is thought be one of Duke's top targets and the wing said the Devils are waiting to make a face-to-face offer.

Kansas, Oregon, North Carolina and Arizona comprise the rest of his current list and each has offered him a scholarship.

The reserved Singler is comfortable with the list and how the process is playing out. "(Schools) haven't come at me too hard and I like that," Singler said. "They have a laid back approach but when we talk they make a point to show they're interested. I don't feel uncomfortable talking to anyone.

"I want to get to know schools better and feel comfortable with the coaches. I want to get to know the players a little better."

Singler, a native of Oregon, has a list that would give him opportunities to see different areas of the country. Could a native of Oregon be coaxed into leaving the coast? Singler thinks so.

"(My hometown is) somewhat of a small town so I'm not leaving much behind except for my family and friends."

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