Singleton Recaps Rutgers Visit; Eyes Others

Former St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) four-star safety D.J. Singleton recaps his unofficial visit to Rutgers, a possible trip to a Big Ten school, and his status with Wisconsin.

Former St. Peter's Prep four-star safety and D.J. Singleton spent Thursday morning at Rutgers, watching practice and meeting with the coaching staff as he looks at his next move.

For starters, the one-time Wisconsin signee said he is no longer committed there, but he is not ruling out staying with the Badgers. He is also looking at a weekend visit to Nebraska, but he needs to put the finishing touches on that.

"I'm not committed to Wisconsin," said Singleton, who then addressed a possible trip to Nebraska. "It's possible I will go there (for a trip). I am just going with the flow right now and weigh my options."

Singleton signed with Wisconsin in February but did not meeting NCAA academic requirements. His father, Dwayne Singleton, said the Badgers released D.J. to speak with other schools.

Early Thursday morning, that meant an unofficial visit to Rutgers' campus and to speak with coach Kyle Flood, who recruited St. Peter's Prep as Rutgers assistant coach when Singleton was there.

"He greeted me and my father with open arms and everything," Singleton said. "He talked to us a little bit about school and how he sees us and how we're doing.

"We just talked about the coaching staff and how they are, and they told me a little bit more about the program. It seems like a very stable coaching staff. I know some of the coaches from high school and I believe the program is really stable."

Singleton and his father watched the Scarlet Knights practice as they were shown around by Rutgers recruiting coordinator Tariq Ahmad.

However, there were no discussions about where Singleton fit into the defense. He sees himself as a safety, and Rutgers recruited him as a linebacker out of high school.

"It was a very up-tempo practice," Singleton said. "Everybody seems to be in the mix. It was a real intense practice even though it was only a (fundamental) day."

Singleton knew the program as a high school recruit when Greg Schiano was there, and he said many thing are the same.

"There were some differences, especially in lifting," Singleton said. "I saw them lift. It was very intense. I never saw that before. The way they move is very different."

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