Wisconsin football is Running Back U. I don’t care what argument for any other school would be, it’s just wrong. They are consistently churning out running backs and putting them into the NFL. You could argue against their production in the NFL, but the success these backs have in college really is second-to-none.
Now, it feels like higher-rated prospects are starting to take notice of and consider the Wisconsin football team as a destination. Freshman running back Jalen Berger, for example, was a 4-star back from New Jersey, came to Wisconsin after Jonathan Taylor left to go to the NFL. He showed upside that has Badger fans pretty excited about his future, and now he’s in line to be the next workhorse of the Wisconsin football team.
The Badgers have a young stable of backs to go with Berger, but if a highly-talented player wants to come to Wisconsin, Coach Chryst and the Badgers aren’t going to say no. Nicholas Singleton could be a perfect example of this.
Singleton is a 4-star running back out of Reading, Pennsylvania. According to 247Sports, Singleton is the 7th ranked running back and 98th overall prospect in the 2022 class.
Right now, Penn St. is favored to land Singleton, but Wisconsin is still in the picture. He must be interested in Wisconsin enough to check them out. He’ll be on campus on June 4th to take an official visit.
I think that could really help Wisconsin with Singleton’s recruitment. If you have ever been on campus during the summer, you understand why. A lot of recruits talk about the impact of their visit to Madison in the summer in their recruitment. Summers in Madison are the Badgers’ (not so) secret weapon. Hopefully, Singleton will have a positive experience while on campus and keep the Badgers in the race for his commitment.
Scouting report for Singleton
Brian Dohn, a recruiting analyst for 247Sports, wrote a scouting report for Singleton.
Good frame with ability to play at 210 pounds. Highly productive player with 32 touchdowns and 9.4 yards per carry as sophomore. Has burst to get through hole and speed to finish runs. Gets the edge with ease at high school level. Runs away from secondary. Shows vision and cut-back ability when running between tackles. Sticks foot in ground and decisive as one-cut runner. Does not waste movement. Not challenged to be a physical runner very often. Has to show ability to move laterally and be elusive in tight spaces. Improvement as pass catcher would accentuate game. Multi-year starter at Top 10 program.
Not that he would have the same career, but his body type is similar to Melvin Gordon’s when he came into Wisconsin. Gordon was 6-1 and 206 pounds and ran a 4.5-forty. Gordon was also a one-cut back who could find a hole and explode through it.
If he would choose to come to Wisconsin, Singleton would certainly have a chance to have a very productive career and be the next in a long line of running backs from RBU getting drafted.