A new name has surfaced on the list of football prospects who will be visiting the University of Missouri this weekend. ShowMeMizzou.com has learned that Texas Kingwood OLB Robert Singletary 6'4"218, 4.6 forty, will be among the visitors checking out the Tigers on December 11th.
I spoke with Singletary's high school coach Dougald McDougald regarding Singletary, and he confirmed that Robert would be visiting Missouri this weekend and told me about him as a player and person.
" Yes,Sir. Robert is visiting Missouri this weekend." McDougald said." He is an outstanding young man who is also a standout in basketball for us. He is a great athlete who has played WR for us previously, but we played him strictly on defense this year at OLB/DE and he really excelled. At 6'4" and with his speed he can really make plays.Some schools only knew about him as a receiver, but those who have seen his film from this year are really excited about his potential and upside."
Singletary responded to the move over to the defensive side of the ball by recording 95 tackles overall with 3 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, 2 sacks and 6 tipped passes.
Coach McDougald explained how Robert's best football is ahead of him.
"He (Robert) has primarily has been a basketball guy despite playing football for us as well. He has traveled with Nike teams over the summer and that has prevented him from a lot of summer workouts. Still he is an explosive athlete who is very skilled and is solid with his academics. He played strong side linebacker for us and that is where colleges, including Missouri seem to be looking at him to play."
Coach McDouglad was uncertain as to where Robert stood with an official offer. I will be talking to Robert later today, but he informed me that Robert is hearing from multiple D1 schools and is lining up visits.
As to were Missouri stands with Robert among his college choices and the possibility of a commit this weekend should an offer be there, he said the following.
" Very high with Missouri. They are at the top of his list and he has been waiting for an offer and visit from them. A commit is absolutely possible this weekend."
Robert Singletary will be making the trip to Columbia with his Mother.
We will keep you updated on his visit and further recruitment.