Pack Turns Up Heat On Singleton

NC State has turned up the heat on Jersey City (NJ) St. Peter's defensive back D.J. Singleton. Pack Pride has the latest on his recruitment.

In recent weeks NC State has turned up the heat on a talented safety prospect from New Jersey.

The Wolfpack has been keeping a close eye on Jersey City (NJ) St. Peter's defensive backD.J. Singleton for a while, and observers have always recognized that the 6-3, 195-pound prospect has talent.

Only recently has Singleton's stock really started soaring, and NC State is one of the schools that has really started to turn up their efforts of late.

"NC State was probably about the third school to really start recruiting me hard this last time after everything really got going," Singleton told Pack Pride this week.

"I've been talking to them but I haven't communicated with them on Facebook or anything. They've been sending me a whole lot of mail. It's a school I'm looking at because they've been showing me a lot of interest."

Singleton admits he doesn't know a lot about NC State, largely because he has never visited and he was focused for a while on some of the schools that showed interest very early in the process.

Soon Singleton will start to take his official visits. He's already got officials planned for Rutgers, who many believe could be tough to beat as the local option, and Wisconsin, a school that has pegged him as a priority for a while. Is there a chance one of his three remaining officials could go to NC State?

"It's a possibility," he said. "I think I'm going to take all five of my visits so it's one I'll think about."

It's clear that NC State probably has some ground to make up, as the Pack hasn't been listed alongside some of the other schools that Singleton routinely mentions as favorites. Nonetheless, he won't be making a decision for a while and he's got the kind of talent that you just can't pass on.

For now Singleton is focused on his senior year.

"Actually today was the first day of camp," Singleton said on Monday evening. "We had a great double session today. We're coming together as a team each and every day we step on the field. With me being a captain I'm just trying to keep the team in tact. We've got to get a ring. This is my last year so I'm just trying to enjoy it."

Though listed as a safety (and that is the position he's being recruited to play), Singleton will be an outside linebacker for St. Peter's.

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