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May 15, 2013
Texas receiver picks Pac-12
Raelon Singleton ended his recruitment on Tuesday by committing to play for the University of Utah.Crosby (Texas) receiver
For Singleton, the decision to commit seemed like a no-brainer, and so he felt there was no need to wait to commit. "I sat down with my parents and family. They liked my decision and liked that Utah had shown the most interest in me," Singleton said.
Singleton was recruited by Utah safeties coach Morgan Scalley, who developed a close relationship with the 6-foot-4 inch receiver. "Coach Scalley was all about business. Other coaches would talk to me, but [Coach Scalley] set out my plan and stuff. I had a better relationship with him than other coaches," he said.
Singleton is a big play threat that averaged nearly 16 yards per catch as a junior. He also has gamebreaking speed, with a personal best 4.49 in the 40. The talented receiver believes that his skill set will translate nicely to the Pac-12.
"I think I'll fit in good with [the Utah offense] and work my way in. They run a spread. We run a spread too," he explained. "I can go up and get the ball. I'm pretty fast. When I'm blocking I can do a good job because my arms are so long. Most teams we play don't go man [coverage] on me because I'm so quick off the line."
Although he hasn't visited the Utah campus yet, Singleton still felt comfortable making a commitment to play in Salt Lake City. "My mom had visited Salt Lack City a couple of years ago. I'm planning on going there after school is over with. It will probably be sometime in June," he said.
According to Singleton, he doesn't plan on visiting any other colleges. When asked how firm his commitment to Utah was, Singleton replied, "It's solid."
Singleton chose the Utes over offers from Houston, Toledo, Colorado State, Tulsa, San Diego State, North Texas and Louisiana Tech.
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