Meet The New Devils 2016 - S Dylan Singleton

Get to know the newest Blue Devils as we go player-by-player in the recruiting class of 2016 with analysis, projections, videos, and more.

Recruiting Recap: Singleton was a very high major recruit and represents the biggest recruiting victory over the season for Duke. The four star recruit has offers from a who’s who of college football and eventually narrowed his choices to Georgia and Duke.

After the Bulldogs faltered down the stretch, Singleton committed to Duke on August 21st. Other offers included Georgia Tech, Ohio State, South Carolina, Kentucky, and most of the SEC.

Projected Position: Safety

2016 Projection: Much like Ben Humphreys a season ago, it’s hard to find anyone who doesn’t think Singleton is talented enough to play as a true freshman. That’s not to say he’ll end up as a starter when Duke opens up against NC Central, but he’ll likely be on the two-deep at some point and may end up pushing to start.

Cornerback may actually be a factor in whether Singleton plays earlier or not. If Duke elects to keep DeVon Edwards at corner, then a spot opens up on the two-deep at safety. Along with Scott Bracey, Singleton is the pick to almost definitely not redshirt in 2016.

Quotable: “He’s a field general and a leader. He’s the total package. Pound for pound he’s at the top of the talent pool in the Peach State.” - Chad Simmons, National Analyst

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