Standout RB Nicholas Singleton Talks FSU and Recruiting

One of the top running backs on the board for Florida State in the 2022 class is Nicholas Singleton from Reading, PA. We caught up with Nicholas to get the latest on his recruitment, and to talk about his budding relationship with the Seminoles staff.

2020 was a crazy year for sports due to the COVID pandemic, and it had a huge impact on high school players across the country. Some states played full slates, while others played minimally, some didn’t get a chance to play at all. 

Despite playing eight games this past season, Singleton showed why he’ll be one of the most recruited running backs in the 2022 class as he ran for 1,303 yards and 22 touchdowns with a massive 12.1 yards per carry. Nicholas said that he’s enjoying the process as he approaches nearly 40 offers.

“I’ve developed good relationships with the coaches that have offered me,” Singleton said. “After the 2021 class was done and the 2022 class was up I knew offers would be coming in. I’m just really happy for it. I’m not limiting myself to anything. I plan on going close, far or wherever has the best fit. The kind of offense won’t matter to me because this will be more about the coaching staffs.”

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Florida State running backs coach David Johnson is the primary contact for Singleton from FSU. He says he’s familiar with the running back lineage at FSU, which is something that has caught his attention early in the process.

“I’ve been talking to FSU for a while and I just love the team,” Singleton said. “They produce great running backs there so I am building my relationship with them now. Coach Johnson offered me, and I have talked some to Chuck Cantor. They said they love my film and my speed and vision.”

Nicholas plays in an option-heavy offense at Governor Mifflin. The focus on the running game has led him to being rated as the #7 back in the 247composite, but he has things he’d like to work on over the next year.

“I have speed, vision and good strength,” Singleton said. “That’s just how I play. We run a lot of pitches and a lot outside the tackles but that doesn’t mean I can’t run inside. I don’t get to catch the ball very much as we just run it down the other team’s throat. I do need to get better at running with the ball in my left hand. That’s something that sticks out on film.”

Recently, video emerged on Singleton’s social media accounts where he was working out. He’s been weightlifting for a long time, and he’s also a track runner for his school.

“I’ve been weightlifting for a long time, I love it,” Singleton said. “It’s given me the strength I will need on the next level and has helped me be a better football player. I didn’t get to run track last year but I’ve done the 100, 200, 4×100 and long jump.”

Nicholas says that he has plans to enroll early after making a summer decision. Getting a chance to get out and visit is important to him and his family so he can make an informed decision.

“Alabama, Clemson, and Georgia are talking to me but they haven’t offered yet,” Singleton said. “I want to visit schools like FSU, Bama, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Clemson, Georgia, Michigan, Penn State and those kinds of schools. I want to enroll early so I will probably make a decision in the summer.”

As a sophomore, Singleton ran for 1,690 yards and 32 touchdowns while leading his team to the 5A state semifinals. In track, he ran an 11.2 in the 100 as a freshman, and jumped 20’ 1 ¾” in the long jump as a sophomore.

Stay tuned to NoleGameday as we track Singleton’s recruitment.

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