Singleton Says He's Ready to Commit to IU

Bloomington - Chicago wide receiver Earlzo Singleton was so impressed with his Junior Day visit to IU over the weekend that he says he's ready to commit if the Hoosiers are ready to offer...

Bloomington - When Indiana is ready, Earlzo Singleton says he is willing to commit.

The 5'9", 165-pound wide receiver from Chicago's Clark Academy Prep was in Bloomington last weekend for a Junior Day, and by the time he left campus he said he was convinced that Indiana was the right place for him.

"If they offer, I'll jump at it," Singleton said. "That's where I want to go."

Indiana might be close to extending that offer. Singleton said his recruiter, Joe Palcic, has already been impressed with what he's seen on film. The next step is for IU wide receivers coach Billy Lynch to take a look at Singleton's tape and then make a determination on extending the offer.

If all goes according to plan, Singleton said he's hopeful IU will offer by the end of the month.

Singleton was one of at least four Chicago area players who was in town last weekend. He was joined by Barrington H.S. wide receiver Terrance Terry, Thornridge H.S. athlete Brenton Adams, as well as his charter school teammate and fellow wide receiver, Darnell Pearson. Singleton said he had offers to attend Junior Days at Michigan State and Central Florida as well last weekend, but instead opted to make the trip to Bloomington.

He says it was definitely the right decision.

"I really enjoyed myself – I felt like I was already a part of Indiana," Singleton said. "Indiana is definitely my No. 1 choice, without a doubt."

Indiana's staff has already seen a lot that it likes in Singleton as well. The Chicago product totaled 52 receptions for 1,013 yards and 11 touchdowns as a sophomore, and then followed that up with 700 all-purpose yards and six more scores as a junior. He's helped lead Clark Academy Prep – which he said has only 20 players – to three straight conference titles.

"Coach Palcic likes by deep threat ability," said Singleton. "I run a 4.39 40, so I can stretch the field. He also likes what I do in open space and what I can after the catch."

With Indiana's spread attack there's always a need for play-making wide receivers, and Singleton appears to fit the bill. After a visit to Bloomington that he labeled "a perfect 10", Singleton is hoping he can wrap up his recruitment early.

"I'm going to be real anxious waiting," Singleton said. "I'm going to get home and check the mail everyday. That's the (offer) that I want."

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