NU loses one recruit, gains another from Jersey

2012-12-15T22:00:00Z 2013-02-01T01:40:04Z NU loses one recruit, gains another from JerseyBy the Lincoln Journal Star

Nebraska lost a cornerback recruit Saturday, with Jonathan Cook switching his commitment from Nebraska to Alabama.

The news was not a great shock, given that Cook had talked in recent weeks of his desire to play in the Southeastern Conference. He is from Spanish Fort, Ala.

However, reported Saturday night that the Huskers had received a commitment from D.J. Singleton, a safety who signed with Wisconsin last February.

Singleton, given three stars by and four by and, was considered one of the best athletes in New Jersey in the 2012 class. He signed with Wisconsin, but did not qualify academically. Instead, he went to Union County Community College. He told last week that academic qualification is no longer an issue.

Because Bret Bielema left Wisconsin to coach at Arkansas, the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Singleton reopened the recruiting process.

Coming out of high school at St. Peter's Prep in Jersey City, N.J., Singleton had scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Rutgers, Michigan, Miami (Fla.), Tennessee, Michigan State and Nebraska, among others.

"I want to go somewhere I feel comfortable," Singleton told last week. "I want to play safety, so I want to go to a school that will let me play safety, and also get a good education. That's the main thing."

Reach Brian Christopherson at or 402-473-7439. You can follow him on Twitter @HuskerExtraBC.

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