Speedy Singleton begins ISU career

Another newcomer easing the concerns of depth in the secondary is Chris Singleton, a burner from Fort Myers, Fla.

 

Speed is one of Singleton's specialties – his personal best 40 time is 4.28.

 

So far Singleton said he's been adjusting well to life in Ames.

 

"It's hot [in Florida] and it's up here. It's almost the same," he said. "The two-a-days are different. Two-a-day practices are easy, but we have a walk though in the early morning and meetings. The meetings for me are the hardest thing."

 

Singleton was a first-team all-state selection in Florida's Class 2A. He was ranked among the top 50 cornerbacks nationally and top 100 overall in Florida by Scout.com.

 

The 5-foot-11, 185 pound Singleton said another ISU corner has taken him under his wings and helped him out during practices.

 

"Jackson – everything he does I try to do too," Singleton said.

 

Originally Singleton committed to South Carolina, but then reopened his recruitment; other than Iowa State, Wisconsin, Iowa and Troy State were also vying for Singleton.

 

Iowa State had already secured a commitment from Singleton's Dunbar High School teammate – Stephon Dale. That made all the difference in the world for Singleton.

 

"We've been friends ever since 6th grade," he said. "We've been playing football together since 9th grade. I choose to go here because Stephon was here."

 

Earlier this morning CN introduced you to Steve Johnson, ISU head coach Dan McCarney has been pleased with the play of Johnson and Singleton early on.

 

"They're getting lots of work and we're giving them lots of chances right now to play this year," McCarney said. "We're trying to see them and put them in challenging situations. [They're getting] lots of practice. Those are two of the leading candidates to have a chance to play this year."

 

This mornings scrimmage will be an important indicator of what things will come for the two.

 

"Both of those kids have done a real nice job," McCarney said. "There's no question they'll be really good players in the future and their future might start in two weeks."


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