Huskers on Singleton's list

It was just a week ago that D.J. Singleton had to finally rule out coming to Lincoln for the spring game at Nebraska. It was a bit of a disappointment, but it's clear that the Huskers have this Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep standout's eye. What is Singleton looking for in a school?

D.J. Singleton is working hard right now. The 6-foot-3 and 195-pound safety from Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep is working out regularly with the track team and getting some extra conditioning on the side.

"I am running with the track team," Singleton said. "It's really for workouts though. I am not running in track meets. I am also working out with my father also."

Singleton really just needed to get some confidence in his ability this fall. He also wanted to improve on his footwork when it comes to the safety position.

"I wanted to get more confident in my ability and also wanted to work on my feet. I wanted to improve my footwork from where it was at last year."

Singleton is a big safety, and he's being recruited to play safety at the next level, but that will come after moving down to play linebacker next year. The move is something Singleton is embracing.

"I am hearing safety the most. I am actually going to play outside linebacker this year. I played mostly safety last year, but in some schemes I played cornerback.

"As a safety I like to come down hill, find the ball and make the play. I like the move to linebacker because it's better for the team and I get to learn a new position."

There are half-dozen offers on the table already for Singleton, but he's made no cuts and says that he isn't favoring any school. He's just focused on the now and his upcoming season.

"I have offers from North Carolina, Buffalo, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Miami and Rutgers. I haven't really thought about my favorites at all. I am just concentrating on the upcoming season."

There are some clear things that Singleton is looking at when it comes to picking out a school. He has his eye on education first and football second.

"Education is number one. After that I am looking for a school that has my major, convenient for my family to come and see me play and comfortable in my environment.

"To me and my family it is important (to stay closer to home). It really just needs to be convenient for them to be able to come and watch me play."

The Nebraska offer has been in Singleton's hands for a few weeks now. He says that the offer surprised him, but up until last week he was still considering a late trip to see Nebraska's spring game.

"I have had the Nebraska offer for a few weeks now. I was shocked that I got the offer. I opened the letter in lunch and I was surprised. It came out of the blue."

For the limited amount of time that Singleton has had to research Nebraska he's been impressed. He did get a chance to watch them play last year and likes their defense.

"They are a good school. I watched them last season. I have been researching them online and they have very good academics. Coach Ross Els is recruiting me."

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