Tallahassee (Fla.) Godby defensive back Deion Singleton has been quiet this off-season and put recruiting on the back burner following spring ball.
Singleton took a trip to USF for their camp, but he only observed and didn't work out. Outside of the short trip to Tampa his travel plans have been relatively non-existent.
What does he think of the new head coach Willie Taggart and his staff?
Singleton said, "He is a really good coach. We talked a lot and he said he likes me. I like how he coaches and how he cares about his players. I told him I would keep in touch with him more often."
However, the Rivals250 prospect is trying to check out the hometown 'Noles for the Florida State camp next week in addition to a possible trip to LSU this weekend.
He is in the process of narrowing down his list of favorites. The hard-hitting safety said schools like East Carolina, Kentucky, LSU, USC, and USF are in the mix to make his top five.
The Trojans have had success in the area in recent years landing Lincoln standouts Javorius Allen and Jawanza Starling, so it shouldn't come as a surprise they have made an impression with Singleton.
"I've looked at some data and they put a lot of players in the NFL. I know that I will take an official visit to USC," noted Singleton.
According to the four-star defender the schools recruiting him the hardest at this point are East Carolina, USC, and USF.
His relationship with ECU defensive coordinator Rick Smith is a big reason why he is considering the Pirates.
Another school to keep an eye on is Kentucky. Singleton has already visited Lexington a couple of times and he knows head coach Mark Stoops from his time as an assistant coach at FSU. Two of his former teammates signed with the Wildcats out of high school, but are no longer with the team. Singleton said it would not effect his decision.
Singleton mentioned LSU as a school that will likely get an official in large part to the success of the Tigers secondary in recent years. "Yes sir, that was something to do with it. Coach [Corey] Raymond is recruiting me and they are trying to get me to their camp."
He isn't sure when he will announce his choice. It could be before the season or he may wait until later in the fall.
His brother Lionel Singleton is helping him along the way. He understands the recruiting process from his days as a player. Lionel played defensive back at Florida International.