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FB Forecast: S Deondre Singleton

The player by player preview of the 2015 Duke Blue Devils continues with a look at the two year starter at the Bandit safety position in Duke's 4-2-5 system.

Deondre Singleton




5-foot-11 / 180 pounds

High School:

Dacula (GA) / Archer




2014 Review

Singleton was the starter throughout the 2013 season after starting nine of 12 games as a freshman.  He logged 70 stops, seven pass breakups, and one fumble recovery at Duke’s Bandit position.  He book-ended the season with double figure tackle nights against Tulane in the second game and then again against Arizona State in the Sun Bowl.  


2015 Preview

Singleton is once locked in as the starter at the Bandit, and that won’t change along with Devon Edwards and Jeremy Cash.  He enters his third season in Durham with a 133 stops, 3.5 tackles for loss, and 11 pass break-ups for his career.


TDD Projection

Barring injury, Singleton will play the next two years, likely logging around 850-900 snaps per year.  Throughout camp he’s been one of the more vocal leaders of the secondary.


How he ended up in Durham

Singleton, a 5-foot-11, 170 pound defensive back from Archer High (Lawrenceville, Ga.) chose Duke over offers from Penn State, Appalachian State, and others.

He visited Duke in early January and, prior to that visit, talked about the strong relationship he had with the coaches.

"Duke has shown more interest as of late, and they are a great school that can provide a great education," Singleton said. "Coach Cutcliffe is a great coach, and I feel it's very worth taking a visit there."


High School Highlights

Four-year letterman at Archer under coach Andy Dyer ... first team all-county selection by the Daily Post and the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett following senior season ... as a senior, posted 47 tackles, two interceptions,14 pass breakups and two fumble recoveries while catching 21 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns ... earned all-county and all-state accolades as a junior after carding 42 tackles, seven interceptions and 12 pass breakups ... selected to play in the Georgia Coaches Athletic Association North-South All-Star Game [info from this last section gathered from]

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