Fr. D.J. Singleton: One to Watch

It's not often that you find a high school freshman talented enough to document, but D.J. Singleton is the exception. He got called up this past season during the playoffs but didn't quite make it to the field to contribute because of depth at his positions. In any case, the coaching staff at St. Peters Prep (NJ) has high expectations for this awesome young competitor.

SOR caught up with the 6'3 185lb athlete a couple days ago to discuss his role for the Jersey City conglomerate.

"It was an honor to be called up to varsity and I am honored that Coach Hansen though enough of me to do it because it doesn't happen a lot. I bring power, I'm pretty fast, can cover and am a sure-tackler. Coach Hansen says I remind him of some of the greats that came through here except I can be bigger and faster than them. He was talking about guys like Will Hill, Nyshier Oliver and Sharriff Harris. He says that there is something special about me that he likes… just like he did those guys." said D.J. Singleton.

Although it is early, D.J claims to be starting off on the right foot with a 3.4 GPA. He is also a budding star on the track and field. He claims a 4.53 forty, 4.73 shuttle, 11.3 100m, 23.0 200m, a 41' shot put and a 36-inch vertical leap.

Singleton mentioned, "I spent this past season playing quarterback, running back and inside linebacker. I consider myself more of a dual-threat quarterback that can play both sides of the ball. I'm an all-around athlete that likes the camaraderie and teamwork of the game. I like quarterback the best, but they want me at safety next year though. I'll be getting a few snaps though."

He continued, "My goal is to make it all the way to giants Stadium. We plan to do real well this year."

Recruiting wise, D.J. claims to like Ohio St. and Florida although they have yet to seriously recruit him. He has spoken to Coach Flood of Rutgers though. He said, "Coach Flood basically just asked me for my information. Rutgers is a real good football program and a real good school especially in engineering which I like." SOR will provide you with updates.

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