During the first week of Spring Football, ShowMeMizzou.com spoke with senior safety Duron Singleton, who has been making a very good impression on the practice field this spring. The 6'0" 205-pound Singleton opened the spring listed as the number two strong safety behind returning starter Braylon Webb. He's also working as the number one nickel back.
"I've learned all of the plays at the nickel," explained Singleton. "I mean, I'm learning more at safety, now. So, I'm still learning a little something. But at nickel, I mean, I've got everything down pat. I'm playing both. I mean, I'm starting at nickel right now, but I'm still working at safety."
"I'm just learning both spots," explained Singleton, who went on to list his recent testing results, including a 4.54-second 40-yard dash, a 35" vertical, and 10 reps at 225 pounds in the bench press.
"I feel great! I'm excited! As long I'm on the field, I don't care where they put me," continued Singleton. "I'm ready to play! I'm going to play hard, be physical."
Singleton said that he's getting comfortable at both safety positions. He said that he knows both positions, but he just wants to get more reps at each spot.
Singleton talked about his goals for the spring.
"Our main thing is getting better," said Singleton. "That's our main goal. Every day that we come out here, we've got to get better. We've got to be better than the last time we stepped on the field. I mean, that's our main emphasis, to get better, and to prepare ourselves, and look at film, and see what we did wrong, and correct it, and make sure when we come out, we don't make the same mistakes.………………………………………….. I want to be a leader. To play fast. Play physical. Try to win the starting job, of course. And, just stay on top of everything."
Singleton said that this team is still hungry to be better.
"We're hungry," said Singleton. "We've got guys that want it."