Four-Star Pennsylvania Running Back Nicholas Singleton Commits to Penn State

By Matt de Bear on July 6, 2021 at 5:10 pm
Four-star running back Nicholas Singleton commits to Penn State

The Nittany Lions may have just landed their next great running back. Four-star prospect Nicholas Singleton out of Reading, PA has announced his verbal commitment to Penn State. Singleton's commitment is a massive recruiting win for James Franklin, Ja'Juan Seider, and the entire coaching staff.

No program has been on Singleton longer than his home-state Nittany Lions. He earned his Penn State offer way back in June of 2019 while camping in Happy Valley. That was the first of four visits to State College leading up to the 15-month long NCAA dead period. He returned on his own for an unofficial visit in September of last year, and again in April of 2021. 

The Singleton File

  • Class: 2022
  • Size: 6'0/210
  • Pos: RB
  • School: Governor Mifflin (Reading, PA)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★ (.9578)
  • Composite Rank: No. 98 overall (No. 6 running back)

Singleton's list of suitors included some of the biggest names in college football. In addition to Penn State, Alabama, Notre Dame, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin all received official visits during June, with the top competition coming from the Fighting Irish. Singleton also held offers from Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, USC, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech, among others before cutting his list to the five receiving visits.

Singleton is a top-50 prospect in the 247Sports rankings, and top-100 in the 247Sports Composite. He has already been selected as a finalist for The Opening, and is slated to compete in the All-American Bowl in early-January.

With Singleton now a member of the class, Penn State claims verbal commitments from six of the top-12 prospects inside of Pennsylvania, and another from four-star Downingtown-native Drew Shelton, who is finishing up his high school career in Florida at IMG Academy. The home-state boost is a welcome development after Penn State struggled in-state over the previous recruiting cycles.

The 2022 recruiting class now stands at 18 members, and No. 3 nationally in the 247Sports composite rankings, just a fraction of a point behind No. 2 Notre Dame, and No. 2 in the Big Ten.

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