Paramus (N.J.) Catholic linebacker Drew Singleton continues to stand out as one of the most prominent targets on Michigan's 2017 recruiting board, and his mutual feelings about the Wolverines were strengthened when he made it to Ann Arbor a few weeks ago for the match-up with BYU.
“It gets better every time he time he goes,” Singleton’s father told The Michigan Insider. “That was his second trip, and every time he goes it gets better. He spent some time with (former Paramus Catholic coach and Michigan Director of Player Personnel and Recruiting) Coach Partridge and he spent some time with Jabrill (Peppers). (Drew) is loving (Michigan).”
So is Singleton’s teammate Rashan Gary, but the two aren’t necessarily looking to go to school together.
“Drew is looking at it from an individual standpoint,” Mr. Singleton said. “What Rashan wants may not be what Drew wants. He is not trying to look to see where Rashan goes. I’m quite sure he wouldn’t mind playing with him.”
“We haven’t really sat down (to come up with a list of favorites). He is pretty much going to entertain everyone. He doesn’t have a list yet. He is focusing on playing ball right now (and) trying to win a state championship here in New Jersey… trying to get his team back on track. So we haven’t sat down and focused on that stuff yet, but we are going to get out… my wife and I along with Drew… and see some schools in the near future. Right now he is locked and loaded with playing football, getting better, and helping to make his team better as well.”
But make no mistake Michigan is off to a very strong start in his recruitment. LSU is the only other program out of state to receive an unofficial visit thus far, and the connections to the Wolverines have led him to feel extremely comfortable in Ann Arbor.
“It’s a great fit, man,” Mr. Singleton said regarding the Maize & Blue. “You can’t go wrong with Michigan. The alumni is everywhere. (Drew) has spoken to me about what he may want to major in and they have a great business school there at Michigan. It’s a fantastic place for him. He just has to take his time and make sure it’s what he wants, and look at some other schools. But like I said… we haven’t even gotten to that point yet. He is just so locked and loaded on what he needs to do right now, and I’m not going to disturb that. I want him to do what he needs to do right now and then we’ll start narrowing things down on where he wants to go (after the season).”