January 5, 2012

Still Solid?

Terrence Singleton enjoyed one of the more remarkable seasons in 2011. The Port Arthur Memorial quarterback accounted for 4,170 total offensive yards and 42 touchdowns.

Thursday was also quite the day for Singleton as well.

As Feb. 1 approaches, he wants to be more sure about his commitment to Baylor. Singleton met with Baylor assistant Carlton Buckels for his in-home visit on Thursday.

"It was a good meeting with coach Buckels,'' Singleton said. "I love Baylor. I'm just a little concerned if I'm really going to get a chance at quarterback or athlete or defensive back. I just want them to be clear about everything.''

Singleton said Buckels assured him that he would get his opportunity to compete for a quarterback position. Singleton also said that Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III's unknown decision to declare for the NFL draft won't impact him.

But earlier in the day, Singleton met with Utah. The PAC 12 program was recruiting him in the spring before Baylor came in and secured his commitment. Utah apparently had moved on until Singleton said he called the coaching staff before it went to the Sun Bowl.

The Utes, like several of the other schools early in the recruiting process, have always looked at Singleton as a defensive back. In 2011, Singleton played two games in the secondary. Singleton said he plans on taking an official visit to Salt Lake City on Jan. 13. He doesn't have an offer from Utah but said that he would have one should he take the trip.

Of course, his scheduled official visit to Baylor is set for Jan. 20. That's the weekend that most of the 2012 commitments will be in Waco. The advantage that the Bears have is that they will see him last. There are no other schools involved in Singleton's recruitment. The connection with Houston fell off when Kevin Sumlin moved on to Texas A&M.

"I'll know more in a couple of weeks,'' Singleton said. "I just want to know where I fit in and how I will fit in.''

Singleton said he is all set with his required test score and with his core classes.




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