D.J. Singleton was one of three freshmen to join the Nebraska program in January and get a headstart on their college careers. Singleton originally signed with Wisconsin out of high school in February of 2012, but did not enroll at the school and re-opened his recruitment last winter before deciding on the Huskers.
The 6-1, 200-pound Singleton spent the spring working at the safety spot, where Nebraska lost a pair of senior starters from its 2012 defense. In addition to bidding for time in the secondary, Singleton could contend for special teams work.
Before Nebraska (St. Peter's Prep)
New Jersey product D.J. Singleton is one of four players in Nebraska's 2013 signing class who are expected to begin their careers in the secondary. The 6-1, 195-pound Singleton is also one of three recruits who enrolled at Nebraska in January, joining offensive lineman David Knevel and linebacker Courtney Love. Singleton originally signed with Wisconsin last February, but did not enroll at the school and re-opened his recruitment this winter. Singleton graduated from St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, N.J., in 2012 and was one of the top defensive prospects in the Garden State. As a senior, Singleton posted 53 tackles, four sacks, 12 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles for Coach Rich Hansen. His play earned him second-team All-New Jersey selection by the Newark Star-Ledger, as well as all-metro and all-county honors. As a junior, Singleton made 40 tackles, including three sacks and forced three fumbles. His play earned him all-county honors in 2010. He first saw varsity action as a sophomore in 2009, and made 43 tackles. Following his senior season, Singleton was ranked as one of the top 30 safety prospects in the 2012 class by Rivals.com and 247 Sports. He was also regarded as one of the top 20 players in the state of New Jersey by several recruiting services. Singleton played in the Semper Fi All-Star game in January of 2012 and was selected to the USA Today International Bowl. Singlton was also a two-year letterwinner in track and field at St. Peter's Prep. Singleton chose Nebraska over Wisconsin and Rutgers. A year ago, he had scholarship offers from dozens of schools, including Michigan, Michigan State and Illinois to name a few.
D.J. was born on Jan. 7, 1994, and he is the son of Dwayne Sr. and Bernadette Singleton. He has not declared a major. Singleton has volunteered his time at the F Street Community Center.