FSU football: 4-star RB Samuel Singleton commits to FSU over Penn St.

FSU running backs coach David Johnson.Img 4350
FSU running backs coach David Johnson.Img 4350 /

FSU football recruiting landed their first four-star running back recruit since Lawrance Toafili in the 2020 recruiting cycle.

Four-star star running back Samuel Singleton committed to the Noles Friday night over Penn State and a host of other Power 5 programs.

Singleton officially visited the Noles on June 24, the same big recruiting weekend that featured blue-chips and eventual FSU commits Lucas Simmons and Keldric Faulk.

The Noles were the only place he officially visited, but he did visit Penn State last weekend instead of FSU. However, that trip was in the works for some time.

Singleton stated that he and his parents loved FSU, and his parents wanted him to attend there, but I suppose they had to do their due diligence before making it official.

Singleton ranks as the No. 287 player, and No. 15 running back nationally, hailing from Fleming High School in Orange Park, Florida. He averaged 6.4 yards per rush and 105.3 yards per game as a junior.

One of his best attributes is his speed, with verified times of 10.86 in the 100-meters and 22.40 in the 200-meters in 2021.

He lists at 5’11” and 180 pounds with offers from FSU, Penn State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Miami, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, NC State, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Syracuse, Tennesse, UCF, West Virginia, Virginia Tech, and others.

He’s the 12th commitment in the 2023 recruiting class, which boosts the Noles to No. 32 nationally, with the potential to add another blue-chip player in the next week or so in linebacker Blake Nichelson.

We discussed FSU’s need at linebacker with Dylan Smothers and Samuel Singleton at the top of their recruiting board.

When Smothers committed to Oklahoma, it became imperative for the Noles to land Singleton, and they came through in the clutch.

This addition fills a huge need at running back with a quality in-state player.

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