As summer winds down we are starting to get an idea of which junior prospects we should be keeping an eye on between now and National Signing Day in February, when the spotlight will shift from the Class of 2011 to the Class of 2012.
It's too early to tell much but some prospects are starting to stand out as guys that are worth some attention.
DJ Singleton is one such prospect. The 6-foot-3, 200-pound safety from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, N.J. has great athleticism for a player his size. He has run the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds, and he's only going to get more physically impressive as time goes on.
Singleton has received letters and camp invitations from Rutgers, NC State and Clemson, and he recently visited one school that he's pretty interested in.
"I went to Miami while we were on break before we started practicing, just for a visit," Singleton explained. "I was meeting up with Savon Huggins and I met him over there. I walked around the school a little bit and it was pretty nice. I thought it was nice."
Singleton said spoke to the coaches just briefly.
"They introduced themselves and said they were really looking forward to me playing this year," he said.
That doesn't mean the Hurricanes will be offering, but it's a good indication that they will be evaluating whatever film they get from Singleton.
Singleton said he will be playing safety and perhaps a little running back for St. Peter's Prep this year. Last year he recorded 43 tackles and this year those numbers should increase quite a bit.
"I rotated between strong safety and free safety [last year]," he recalled.
The talented defensive backs said he has no favorites at this point. His first game is on September 11 against St. Joe's Prep.