Singleton singled out in ISU scrimmage

Depth in the secondary - once it was a question mark and now it looks like it could be a strength. Not only a strength for this season, but for years to come and Chris Singleton is one of the main reasons why.

Most of the question marks have been answered, but to fill in the gaps Iowa State held a 45 play scrimmage on Wednesday afternoon consisting of the 2's and 3's.


ISU head coach Dan McCarney had said in the past few weeks he's seen enough from the 1's and knows they're ready to go.


"We got some good work in there," McCarney said. "We got to get in now and get some evaluations done and finalized as much as we can over the next three days of this week. Thursday, Friday and Saturday [are] going to be heavy Illinois State [practices]. Some against each other but most against Illinois State; we're really going to zero in on them now."


McCarney said the defense did some good things in the scrimmage, highlighted by an interception by Chris Singleton. The freshman from Fort Meyers (Fla.) will see some action in the ISU defensive backfield this season.


"It was nice to see," McCarney said. "There's no question he's going to play as a true freshman. The decision was made quiet a while ago. He's pretty special…I like his athleticism, I like his toughness, and I like his maturity for a kid who just got here."


There was also a good deal of kicking done today, with more decisions looming in the next week. With an influx of walk-ons joining the team on Monday, McCarney said some of the extra kickers will find different spots on the field as the weeks wear on.


"I don't know if I'll tell [the extra kickers] to go home, but we might tell them to go be a scout team running back or something," McCarney said. "We can't continually work 7,8,9 kickers every day. You can't get the quality reps that you need to within the framework of the NCAA rules."



Other notes –


At running back Greg Coleman is still holding down the No. 2 spot. McCarney said David Brown did some good things in the scrimmage.





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