February 18, 2010
Mississippi WR talks UA
The state of Mississippi has produced plenty of elite wide receivers over the past several years and one of the top prospects for 2011 out of the Magnolia State is Madison Central wide out Tobias Singleton. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound playmaker already holds several early offers from some of the top programs in the South, including the defending national champions.
"Right now I have offers from Alabama, Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss. They are all right there together for me," said Singleton. "Anyone who offers me is going to be someone I consider. I have the state of Mississippi representing me in my offer list and now the defending national champions so I would say that is a great start.
"I like Alabama because they throw the ball more than people think. Everyone saw the national championship game, but that really isn't how they threw the ball all year. They killed Florida through the air, and after next year they lose Julio Jones so they will need a go-to guy to replace him. There is a lot of opportunity for a receiver at Alabama. They have a great coaching staff and they play in the SEC."
Singleton has family connections to one of the schools that has offered him but says that won't factor into his final decision.
"My brother goes to Ole Miss right now, but that isn't going to really play into my decision too much. I am probably the most familiar with Ole Miss because I have taken more visits there than anywhere else. I feel good about their coaching staff and where they are headed, but I am going to give everyone the same attention in the long run."
While his plans aren't yet set in stone, Singleton said he hopes to make it to Alabama's Junior Day event this weekend in Tuscaloosa.
"I hope I can make it to Alabama's Junior Day this weekend. My dad is going to try and get me there, but if not I will probably go during the spring and check out practice. I will definitely make it over there at some point. I was supposed to go for a game last fall, but it fell through last minute."
While all three in-state schools and the defending champs are pursuing Singleton aggressively, they aren't the only competitors for his signature.
"Oklahoma and LSU I think are real close to offering me. I hear a lot from both of those schools, and I would be real excited about an offer from them. I have always liked FSU and they look like they are heading in the right direction again. Oklahoma always gets the ball to their receivers. Either one of those schools would be good options."
Singleton estimates he hauled in around 940 yards and 13 touchdowns last fall.
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