The JUCO trail continued for the Orange as they checked out some prospects at Fresno City College in California. A big need for Syracuse's 2013 class is help in the defensive backfield. One of the Fresno City prospects they checked out was safety Duron Singleton.
While Singleton only has one offer at the moment, he has been receiving interest from several schools.
"Interest wise, I've been talking to a lot of schools," Singleton explained. "I've been talking to Utah, Utah State, Nevada, Hawaii, Memphis, New Mexico, San Diego State, Louisiana Tech, and Syracuse. So I've been talking to a bunch of schools.
"So far I only have an offer from Stony Brook. So none of the others have offered me yet. I think I'll probably get some offers soon."
Syracuse defensive line coach Tim Daoust watched practice a few days ago and saw Singleton in action. After the practice, Daoust spent some time talking to the 6-foot-1 safety.
"Yeah I've talked to Syracuse," Singleton offered. "They seem like they're very interested. I talked to Tim Daoust. We just talked about what he needs and what he expects from a safety. Their starting guy is going to be gone so I could come in and play right away.
"He looks for guys that have character and just good guys overall. So I would fit into that. I think they like me. I feel like they're very interested in me. He said he was going to look at film and my transcripts and then get back at me or my coach."
As his recruitment starts to pick up, schools are trying to schedule visits with Singleton. But he doesn't want to take a lot right away. He wants to make sure he has official visits left in case he receives some offers.
"I have a few visits scheduled," Singleton announced. "I've got one to Utah State and I was supposed to go to Louisiana Tech but I'm not sure if I'm going to that one yet. I don't really know who else yet. It will depend on who offers."
Time is not of the essence for the talented safety. He is not an early enrollee, so he can wait until signing day to make a decision. As schools miss out on other prospects, interest in Singleton should start to pick-up.
"I graduate in May," he said. "I have one more semester. That's why everyone's taking their time. They want to be able to see how I'm doing school wise. I just want to make sure I decide before signing day in February."