Signing Day Capsule: Drew Singleton

Get to know 2017 Michigan linebacker signee Drew Singleton on national signing day.

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HIS RECRUITING STORY

Paramus Catholic and Michigan have a longstanding relationship when it comes to recruiting. Names like Jabrill Peppers and Rashan Gary have come through the Paramus "pipeline" to Ann Arbor. Drew Singleton is another Paramus player turned Wolverine. U-M head coach Jim Harbaugh and staff took over where the previous staff left off and recruited him hard. While many expected Singleton to eventually end up in Ann Arbor, the staff allowed Singleton to look around and allow him to find the right fit. That fit was in Ann Arbor with his former high school teammates.

SCOUTING REPORT

"Singleton can play on the edge or in the middle, and is best when playing downhill and filling run gaps. Singleton is physical, and he locates the ball in traffic and he pursues well. He can get to the sideline, and he has quick feet. He finishes plays well and understands how to run a defense. Singleton needs to work on his drop back in pass coverage, but that will come over time." -- Brian Dohn

WHY MICHIGAN?

"I chose Michigan because I have a lot of family-type people there," said Singleton, the No. 4 outside linebacker. "Coach Partridge made me into a great linebacker when I stepped into this facility at Paramus Catholic and we always had that close relationship."

BOTTOM LINE

Rehabbing through an ACL injury suffered during his senior year, there is a possibility that Singleton could see the field his freshman year considering the need for bodies the Wolverines need on defense during the 2017 season. Fortunately for Singleton, if he needs more time to adjust he won't need to be rushed back. He has the talent to be a day one starter.


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