SPP Class of '12 Star Holds Rutgers Offer

Rutgers was the first school to give a verbal offer to class of 2012 safety D.J. Singleton of St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.). Since then, he picked up a verbal offer from Miami. Singleton recently spoke with ScarletReport.com to give his impressions of the two schools to offer, as well as discuss his preferred position in college.

The talent pool at St. Peter's Prep (Jersey City, N.J.) is deep, and it goes well beyond the class of 2011. One of the underclassmen stars is class of 2012 safety D.J. Singleton, who now holds a pair of verbal offers.

A few weeks ago ScarletReport.com's Scarlet Walk reported Rutgers was the first to give the 6-foot-2, 195-pound Singleton an offer, and Miami also chimed in with a verbal offer when he was on its campus last month.

"Miami gave me a verbal a couple of weeks ago," Singleton said. "I got letters sent from Clemson, N.C. State and Connecticut. That's about it right now."

Singleton, who plays strong safety, participated in the Schiano Shootout 7-on-7, and St. Peter's Prep took home the title. He said that was his lone visit to Rutgers and added he hasn't had much contact with the coaching staff.

"(Rutgers coach Greg) Schiano saw me at the 7-on-7, and that was basically it," Singleton said. "I'm going to go there on a visit and see the campus."

Singleton's knowledge of Rutgers is limited, but he does know much more about Miami. He received a tour of the Coral Gables, Fla., campus when he was there in August and met members of the coaching staff.

"They're a pretty good team, and the coaching staff is really nice," Singleton said. "I like them. I went down there and that's when I got the verbal. I was in Miami on vacation, and they showed me around the school and they told me they liked me and were going to give me an offer.

"It was pretty nice. They showed me around. I'm pretty familiar with Miami. That's about it."

Singleton will get a another look at Rutgers' campus Saturday when the Marauders open the season against St. Joseph's (Philadelphia) at Rutgers Stadium, but the Scarlet Knights will be playing at Florida International.

Although Singleton can play several positions on offense, there is no question where programs are recruiting him to play.

"My best position is actually safety," Singleton said. "That's what I'm leaning toward and that's where most people want to see me play. Right now they have me at strong, but I can play both positions."

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