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Penn State Commit Nicholas Singleton Ranked Top Running Back Prospect In Class Of 2022

According to 247Sports, Penn State football commit Nicholas Singleton is the top running back prospect in the Class of 2022.

Singleton, who committed to the Nittany Lions earlier this month, climbed to No. 1 this week in the college sports website’s national running back rankings. He now sits ahead of stars such as Texas’ Jaydon Blue and Alabama’s Emmanuel Henderson, and is considered the No. 27 overall player in the nation.

The Reading, PA native is also ranked as the No. 2 player in the state by 247Sports. He sits behind Philly edge rusher Enai White and one spot ahead of wide receiver Anthony Ivey, who’s also committed to Penn State.

Singleton was the first running back to commit to Penn State’s Class of 2022 back on July 6, but he was soon joined by fellow four-star prospect Kaytron Allen just 10 days later. 247Sports has Allen rated as the No. 13 running back in the nation and the No. 18 overall player coming out of Florida.

The nation’s top 2022 rusher stands at 6’0″, 210 pounds and has the stats to back up all the hype. As a junior at Governor Mifflin High School this past fall, Singleton racked up 107 attempts and totaled 1,311 yards on the ground. As if a 12.3-yard per carry average isn’t impressive enough, Singleton also scored 22 touchdowns in just eight games. Check out that absurd season play out on his highlight reel here.

Singleton has been a key part of a massive July for Penn State on the recruiting trail. With 20 players already committed to the group and more likely coming, James Franklin owns the No. 2 2022 recruiting class in the nation, behind just Ohio State.

Along with Singleton, several other commits saw their rankings change on 247Sports this week. Four-star wideout Kaden Saunders is now considered the No. 90 overall player in the country and the No. 12 pass catcher, while quarterback commit Drew Allar is the No. 64 prospect in the nation and the No. 7 signal-caller.

Check out where all of Penn State’s commits are ranked on 247Sports’ full list here.

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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