USM Commitment to Visit UNC

Southern Miss verbal commitment Kendrick Singleton has scheduled an official visit to North Carolina.

"I'm going the 20th of January to North Carolina," Singleton said.

Dan Disch recruited Singleton, a 6-foot-1, 190-pound wide receiver from Glen St. Mary (Fla.) Baker County, for Southern Miss.

Since the previous Tar Heels coaching staff didn't recruit him, Singleton's knowledge of UNC is limited.

"I've been watching North Carolina," Singleton said. "North Carolina is a good academic school in the ACC. All the big schools – like Florida, Florida State, and North Carolina – I've looked at them and I've followed them. I've examined the things that the do. But I'm really looking forward to visiting them and learning about them."

The sole reason for Singleton's interest in UNC – and thus scheduling the official visit – is Larry Fedora and the Southern Miss coaches expected to follow Fedora to Chapel Hill.

"Larry Fedora, that's a great coach," Singleton said. "It's an honor for me to be recruited by those guys. Coach Dan Disch, he has been there for me throughout the entire recruiting process."

In July, Singleton committed to Southern Miss purely off of his experience at the Golden Eagles' camp held in Jacksonville. He has yet to make a visit of any kind to Hattiesburg.

"I had a good bond with the coaches [at Southern Miss]," Singleton said. "I felt like they could teach me… I spent a lot of time with them. That's when I got to thinking, ‘These are real good guys and I trust them.' They offered me [at the camp] and about a week later I called Coach Larry Fedora and said, ‘Coach, I'm committing to you.'"

UNC has yet to offer Singleton.

"I hope I get the [UNC] offer, because I would go there," Singleton said. "But right now, I'm committed to Southern Miss."

Since Fedora's hiring by UNC was announced, Singleton hasn't heard from anyone at Southern Miss.

"I'm still looking at Southern Miss, but the one thing that upsets me is none of the new coaches have called me yet," Singleton said. "But I'm still committed to Southern Miss."

A dozen schools have offered Singleton a scholarship, but he has narrowed his focus to four schools – Middle Tennessee, UNC, Southern Miss, and Syracuse.

"I just like the coaches and the people that are there [at those four schools]," Singleton said. "What I want to do, they have been there and done that. It will be a great experience to learn from them. It's just a blessing to have the opportunity that I have."

Singleton will officially visit Middle Tennessee the weekend of Jan. 13.

Originally, Singleton was scheduled to officially visit Southern Miss the weekend of Jan. 20. He is now deliberating between Southern Miss and Syracuse for an official visit the weekend of Jan. 27 – the final weekend before Signing Day.

"I'd rather go to North Carolina [the Jan. 20] to see how it goes," Singleton said. "I just hope I get the offer. I'll make sure they have all my information and all my film."

After catching 24 passes for 524 yards and four touchdowns as a junior, Singleton recorded 61 receptions for 1,081 yards and 19 touchdowns during his senior season.

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