Chapel Hill (NC) High School has been a team loaded with talent over the last couple of years. NC State fans will remember LB/RB Steven Moore who emerged as a name to watch last year at the Wolfpack’s summer camp. Jared McAdoo was the state’s top defensive tackle in 2009 while offensive lineman Rob Crisp is a shoo-in as the state’s top player for the class of 2010.
In addition to all those standouts is defensive back Pete Singer. At 5-11, 175 pounds and boasting 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash, he has been a utility player of sorts for Chapel Hill, helping in a number of different ways. Lining up at safety, receiver, punt returner, and kick returner, Singer made his biggest splash on defense in 2008, totaling 77 tackles and three interceptions.
Singer has also made some early noise on the recruiting trail so far in 2009. While he’s yet to land his first scholarship offer, he is receiving heavy interest from the likes of NC State, Duke, South Carolina and Georgia among others.
Pack Pride caught up with Singer recently and got the latest on his recruiting.
“As far as recruiting goes, I’m hearing from State a lot. I’m hearing from South Carolina and I just went there on Saturday for their junior day. I’m also hearing from Duke and we talk to Georgia a lot, too.
“South Carolina and NC State have both indicated they may offer. Both of them just got my tapes the other day and they said they like them and they’ll probably offer. It feels exciting because I never really thought this would happen for me.”
So what about NC State? Singer talked about his interest in playing for the Wolfpack.
“I really like State because most of my family went there. Four of my brothers and sisters went there already. I like their education and the design school. I’m really interested in that and that’s the biggest thing for me is the design school. We’ve visited there a lot and talked to the coaches quite a bit.”
While he still waits for his first official offer, Singer is keeping his options open and his eye on four programs currently.
“I like State and South Carolina a lot,” he said. “I like Duke too and also Georgia. I would say those are the top four right now.”
Singer added that, should he land an offer, a decision wouldn’t necessarily follow immediately. He said he would most likely talk it over with his family before making a final decision.