Having eliminated Wisconsin, JUCO safety Duron Singleton is focused on his final two schools, Syracuse and Missouri. Having visited both, Singleton is concentrating on making his final decision. As he nears that point, he does have an idea in mind.
"I think everyone at my school is going to be at something where we announce and sign," Singleton declared. "I'm still thinking things over but I have an idea as to where I'm going. Nothing official and I still have to keep thinking about things and talking to my family. But I can't make a bad decision. Both are great schools."
One big factor in his final decision could be the fate of his Fresno City College teammate, Donnel Vercher. The two are very close and have discussed paying together at the division one level.
"Yeah we talked about it a lot," Singleton admitted. "It's one of our big things that we want is to play together in college. But right now he's going to Wisconsin for the weekend, so I'm not sure if he'll commit there or not. It'd be cool to play together.
"We hang out all the time. We're real close. He's my guy. We work together on the field and hang out off the field. So it's cool."
Vercher is a late name to the Syracuse recruiting scene. He took his official visit to Syracuse with Singleton the weekend of January 25th. Singleton says Vercher liked the visit, and the Orange want both safeties to join the roster in 2013.
"They're recruiting both of us," the 6-foot-1 safety said. "I know Syracuse is very interested in us. Donnell is a leader on the field. He plays hard, he's fast, makes plays, and is a big hitter. He's a great player and I love playing with him. He's a great guy."
Singleton is closing in on a decision with signing day only a few days away. As he considers his options, family is very important.
"Right now they're telling me that wherever I play it's a blessing," the Fresno City College product said. "I have to work hard, study hard, and be the best I can in the classroom and on the field. They're very supportive of me and they're opinion means a lot. Education is very important to them."
Which school Singleton ultimately chooses could come down to academics. Education is one of, if not the, biggest factors in the decision that looms ahead.
"Academics are the most important," Singleton said. "I have to make sure I get my degree. I want to be the first one to graduate in my family. That's very important along with football. So it's extremely important."
Singleton added that he likely won't announce his decision until signing day.