Another Florida Burner

The amount and quality of talent in the state of Florida isn't nearly enough to fill up three football squads. That's great news for schools other than the Big 3 that have established solid recruiting reputations in the sunshine state. The latest Florida prospect to be featured by Rutgers.TheInsiders.com is <b>Chris Singleton</b> (Dunbar HS, Fort Myers, FL).

Chris Singleton is a burner by all accounts.  The young man can flat out fly.  At a recent Miami camp, while admittedly performing below 100%, Singleton ran a 4.5 40.  This speedster, however, has been clocked at a 4.36 40, and is one of the fastest players in the entire state of Florida.  The talented prospect from Fort Myers has played a variety of positions at Dunbar HS: running back, receiver, and defensive back.  However, schools, including Rutgers, are recruiting him as a defensive back.  Singleton is another in the long line of speedy prospects that the Rutgers staff is recruiting.

Currently holding two offers, from East Carolina and Wisconsin, Singleton states that many schools have shown and continue to show interest in addition to the ones that have already tendered offers.  Among them, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Clemson, and Rutgers. 

"The recruiting process is pretty much everything I expected.  Not many surprises," stated Singleton.  That may change soon as the race for this young man's services are bound to heat up.

"I really have no favorites now.  I'm looking at just about anyone."  One of the most important criteria that Singleton is looking at is early playing time.  Those schools that are able to give him a chance to play early, he intends to look at more closely.  "It really doesn't matter where I play.  I'd go anywhere as long as I get the chance to play early."

At 5-feet-11 and 185 pounds, Singleton has very good size.  His athleticism and speed are a coach's dream, as he lends the type of versatility to play either the safety or corner position.

Singleton has been ranked highly in numerous publications including No. 46 in Larry Bluestein's Pre-Season CLASS OF 2005 – TOP 200, and No. 43 on Charles Fishbein's Pre-Season Top 100 – Class of 2005.

Fans shouldn't be looking for an early commitment from Singleton.  His wait and see approach to the recruiting process will have him come up with a favorites list first and only then decide on officials.  At this point he remains wide open and will look at any school that shows interest.

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