School: Chiawana HS – Pasco, WA
Vitals: 6’2, 175 lbs
- Rivals: NR
- Scout: #106
- ESPN: #18
- 247Sports: #99
FBS Offers: Arkansas, FIU, LSU, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami (FL), Ole Miss, UNC, Tennessee, USF, South Carolina, WSU
Player Type: Ball Hawk, Game Changer
Best Attributes: Size, Speed, Physicality, Ball Skills
Prediction and Early Impact:
Deion Singleton is a humongous get for Cougar nation, no if’s, and’s or but’s about it. The Safety from Pasco, WA by way of Tallahassee, FL is an athletically gifted ball player who was getting very high on the radars of Florida, Alabama, Florida State and others, to go along with the teams above. This was of course before some academic issues threw his recruitment of the rails. ESPN still has him accurately as a 4-star player, but the other recruiting services fell off his tracks recently.
No matter, he’s back in good standing on the academic side (albeit a little behind and still working to catch up this Summer before arriving on campus) and ready to contribute. He should (and will) compete for a starting role from the day he arrives and has the ability to take the spot as a true freshman.
My immediate thought is that the Cougars will start out with whatever limited experience they have on the back-end, but Singleton will slowly work his way into the rotation. Eventually, it wouldn’t surprise me to watch him take over a spot by mid-season. Let’s go to work!
“Freshman Impact Potential” Rating: 6.5