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Written by: Billy Splain on Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
Singleton runs over a Pine-Richland defender
Governor Mifflin running back Nick Singleton has unfinished business this fall. He’d like to make it one game further than last years heartbreaking playoff loss to Pine-Richland in the PIAA State Semi-Final game. In order to be his best, he needed to clear his mind. He took a big step today and committed to Penn State. “It was getting really stressful. All the phone calls, it’s a lot. I also just want to focus on my senior season and try to help my team get one step further in the playoffs” said Singleton of his commitment.”
Why Penn State? Nick says its because they have a “good tradition of running backs in the league. I have a good relationship with the players that go there and it just felt like home. Me and my family, they treated us like Penn State was our home too. That’s real important. You’re going to be there most of your next four years of your life. You can’t just go home so to have everyone at Penn State be like family, that’s real important.”
The 6-2, 210 pound rising senior has plenty to offer Coach Franklin and Coach Seiger, who Singleton says were the key players in his recruitment. Singleton ran for nearly 16 yards per carry and scored 16 touchdowns in just 8 games last year and has three straight 1,000-yard seasons for a career total of 3,768. Singleton would like to continue the great running back tradition at Penn State. “They’ve had great running backs like Saquon, Journey, Miles Sanders, I believe I can be the next one.”
Nick Singleton escapes a tackle on the way to a touchdown vs Mechanicsburg
As for getting on campus, he’s excited about the experience he’ll have. “I get to hang with the coaches more, and we get to go for a national championship. I can’t wait to experience college life, meet new people and make new friends. I’m also looking forward to graduating from college.”
Nick’s parents were important to him during the process of recruiting. “My parents. They always push me every day, always tell me they love me. They just told me to do what’s best for me. They said wherever I go they’d make it work out. The helped me see the pros and cons of each place I looked at.”
“I want to thank my teammates, coaches, fans, trainers, and I want to thank all the coaches who recruited me.”
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