February 24, 2008

Singleton likes the Bulldogs

Reserve (La.) East St. John athlete Alex Singleton has been nothing if not productive. After rushing for over 1,500 yards and 22 touchdowns as a junior, the 6-foot-0 230-pounder earned first-team all-state honors in Louisiana's highest classification. Now, Singleton is waiting on college offers and already has one school that stands out and it's not the in-state power.

"It's really the same old, same old," Singleton said. "I'm really looking at Mississippi State hard real hard. They play against LSU and all of my friends went to LSU so I want to play against them."

Due to his size and strength, Singleton may project better for some programs on the defensive side of the ball but he maintains that his position is running back at the next level. However, the big back knows that there are some things that he needs to work on.

"The only thing I gotta do is, I'm 230," he explained. "I don't have feet like Eddie Lacy or Michael Ford but I can move the ball better. I just have to work on my feet and my quickness. I know I can take it on the next level."

Singleton is already on track to improving his game.

"We're doing conditioning and weight lifting right now and just getting ready for the season."

Though he says he's going to wait a while before he makes his commitment, his interest in Mississippi State is mutual. Pat Washington and the Bulldogs have been recruiting both Singleton and his teammate Patrick Lewis in the early going.


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