After averaging 34.8 points and seven assists a game last year, Ransom Everglades (Miami, FL) three-star combo guard Sam Singer has attention from schools across the country – including Nebraska, his newest offer.
"I have been talking with them quite a while," Singer told Big Red Report on Thursday. "It's a funny story. Coach Miles actually said the first time we talked he offered me, but I don't remember hearing it, so technically he offered today (Thursday). They liked me last summer at Colorado State, but he felt that I was too good for them, so now they are at Nebraska and they are recruiting me again."
Miles and crew join a list of nearly 20 other schools to offer the 6-foot-4 prospect, with teams like Kansas State, Virginia Tech, Davidson, Penn State, Auburn, Boston College, South Florida, Central Florida and Miami standing out.
"I think after the July period and AAU is over, I'm going to start narrowing things down and try to decide where I want to take my visits, hopefully getting it as close to five as possible," said Singer. "I plan on making my decision in November, but only if I have the right fit.
"I'm looking for the best combination of academics and basketball that I can find. I want to play at a high level basketball school, but want a good education. I also want to play for a coach who prepares me for after college. Hopefully that's continuing my playing career, but if not helping me find what I'm supposed to do after school. Also the fan base will be a pretty big thing as well."
Singer admits he currently does not know much about Nebraska, but will be using the next several weeks to familiarize himself more with the program and area.
"Obviously I'm going to keep talking to the coaching staff, but I'm going to research on my own. I know they love football there, but they are building a basketball arena downtown, so they most like basketball as well," said Singer. "Coach Johnson has done a great job trying to get me as much information as possible. But I don't know much about them at this point.
"It's definitely an intriguing situation. It would be great to help them try to turn around a program. By them putting all the money into the basketball program they are committed to the program. It's got to be an exciting time."
Singer is a true combo guard, playing point for his AAU squad "Gold Coast" and shooting guard for his high school team. The Ransom Everglade Raiders went 14-13 last season and were knocked out in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs. Singer is teammates with Alonzo Mourning III, son of former seven-time NBA All-Star Alonzo Mourning.