Cornerback Jaheim Singletary has been a monster on defense for years and is one of the crown jewels of college football's 2022 recruiting class. He is a five-star talent, has a 74-inch wingspan and should be a force at the next level.
Singletary has played for Robert E. Lee High School and Riverside High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and has been a ball magnet. So far in his career, he has 14 interceptions and has even scored seven touchdowns as a wide receiver. It's no surprise every major NCAA program has been after the 6-foot-2 player's services.
Alas, the mighty Georgia Bulldogs appear to be reeling him in.
Jaheim Singletary Recruiting
BREAKING: Five-Star CB Jaheim Singletary has Committed to Georgia, he tells @On3Recruits
The Top 20 Player in the 2022 Class chose the Bulldogs over Miami, Florida, LSU, and Oklahoma.
With the addition of Singletary, Georgia now holds the #1 Class in the 2022 Team Rankings ? pic.twitter.com/8g8pC2Mzml
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) November 22, 2021
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The offers have piled in.
Singletary had to choose between Arizona State, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Michigan, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas A&M, UCF, USC and Virginia Tech.
Blessed to receive an offer from The Ohio State University ???...? @OhioStateFB Thank You ? @CoachTonyAlford @DB_CoachCoombs @rivalsmike @SWiltfong247 @KoreenBurch pic.twitter.com/8GtyygfZmk
— Jaheim Singletary (@Jaheim2_) November 5, 2020
The Ohio State Buckeyes were in the driver's seat for a while. The Florida Gators were at one point thought to be in the lead for his services.
He made his commitment to Ohio State in January, 2021.
CB Jaheim Singletary Highlights
Throwing into Singletary's coverage is a bad idea more often than not. He is 6-foot-2 and 170 pounds — a great height and weight for a defensive back — and he relies on his athleticism to stick with the wide receivers he is shadowing. There's a reason he was named an All-American, and his play speaks for itself.
The 247Sports Composite has Singletary as a five-star recruit and pegs him as the fifth-best defensive back in the country.
Scouts have raved about his potential, and it would not be crazy to hear his name called in the NFL Draft one day. In fact, 247Sports has compared him to NFL star cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Not too shabby.
With the potential for big things in his future, he will make one elite program's fans quite happy.
Jaheim Singletary Commits to Ohio State
Committed ???? ... #Zone6 pic.twitter.com/1NOeDcyfiH
— Jaheim Singletary (@Jaheim2_) January 2, 2021
UPDATE (January 20, 2021): The No. 10 prospect in the 2022 class is officially became an Ohio State commit. Singletary announced the news at the start of the new year more than a week before the Buckeyes played the Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.
Singletary chose Ohio State over Clemson, Florida and Georgia. He talked about why he chose OSU in a video posted to the Under Armour All-America Game's twitter account.
In case you missed it: our guy Jaheim Singletary @Jaheim2_ COMMITTED to @OhioStateFB!!
Cannot wait for the #Future50 star to show out in the #UAALLAMERICA game next year...
Check out the full clip here: pic.twitter.com/8wvjsenMTK
— All-America Game (@UANextFootball) January 3, 2021
Per 247Sports, Singletary was recruited hard to Columbus by running backs coach Tony Alford as well as defensive coordinator Kerry Coombs and head coach Ryan Day.
"Coach Alford that's my main guy," Singletary told 247Sports. "He's so human and he just keeps it real. He's the guy that's going to stay on top of you and mold you to be a great young man. Coach Coombs he's fun, that's my guy. He's fired up. He has that energy. Coach Coombs is the energy guy. Coach Day that's the top guy. I love Coach Day. Me and Coach Day talk every day through text and he's calling to make sure I'm ok and everything else is going good."
Singletary was a massive get in Ohio State's 2022 class that already included No. 1 overall prospect Quinn Ewers and No. 1 wide receiver Caleb Burton.
5-Star CB Jaheim Singletary Commits to Georgia
Happy Birthday Baby I love you ??#COMMITTED GoDawgs ?? @KirbySmartUGA @CoachWMuschamp pic.twitter.com/VEUJmwRvHa
— Jaheim Singletary (@Jaheim2_) November 22, 2021
After decommitting from Ohio State in August 2021, he opened up his recruitment and ultimately fell in love with the No. 1 team in the nation: the Georgia Bulldogs. Singletary is the No. 5 cornerback in his class and the 18th overall prospect.
The five-star cornerback committed to head coach Kirby Smart's program on Sunday, November 21. He chose the Bulldogs over programs like Florida, Miami, LSU and Oklahoma. Committing the same day Florida fired head coach Dan Mullen may not have been a coincidence, but only Singletary knows for sure.
Singletary's commitment added to Georgia's No. 1 recruiting class for 2022. Smart's UGA team has been the best team in college football all season, and he has all the momentum in the world to keep that going into next season regardless of what happens in the College Football Playoff. It's a good day to be a Dawg.
This post was originally published on November 16, 2020 but has been updated to track Singletary's commitment.
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