A new offer went out from the Texas Longhorns on Monday to Phoenix (Ariz.) Pinnacle wide receiver Dorian Singer and it appears that offer made a quick impression on the Minnesota native, as five 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions came in for the Longhorns in the space of an hour.
It’s not hard to understand why, as Texas represents the best offer to date for the 6’0, 172-pounder. Previous offers include Air Force, Eastern Michigan, Howard, Illinois State, Iowa State, Montana State, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, Ohio, Utah, and Western Michigan.
The offers from Iowa State and Utah stand out — Matt Campbell and Kyle Whittingham have well-deserved reputations for evaluating and then developing three-star prospects like Singer who are overlooked by other Power Five programs. If those coaches believe that Singer can play, they have the track records to back it up.
Singer also has the production to back up the interest.
As a senior in 2020, Singer recorded 37 catches for 889 yards and 14 touchdowns — an average of 24 yards per catch and a touchdown for every 2.6 catches. Before moving to Phoenix, Singer started his high school career playing in a suburb of Minneapolis-St. Paul and flashed that same big-play ability as a junior, catching 35 passes for 813 yards and 14 touchdowns, including four touchdowns in two playoff games. Singer also intercepted six passes playing safety as a junior.
Singer made the move to the 6A Arizona football powerhouse — which has recently produced Michigan quarterback JD Johnson, Oklahoma standout Spencer Rattler, and Michigan State’s Brian Lewerke — in an effort to receive more exposure.
On film, what stands out most about Singer is that even though he’s listed at 6’0, he plays bigger because of his strong leaping ability that allows him to high point the football and make catches outside the framework of his body. It’s a consistent thing with Singer, who allows attacks the football at the highest point, even if it would easier to just let the football get into his body.
Singer claims a personal-best 40 time of 4.6 seconds and spent the offseason working on his route running. He’s not a burner, but he does have enough speed to provide a vertical threat and create separation. Even when he didn’t create separation as a senior, his ball skills allowed his quarterbacks to throw him open.
Just past the 1:00 minute mark on his senior watch, watch the body control and hands to catch the ball as he’s turning in the front of the end zone and make sure that he gets a foot down to score.
Although Singer spent the offseason focused on improving his route-running skills, his highlights don’t show a lot of diversity — it’s mostly go routes and hitches. Still, Pinnacle worked to get him the ball in a few different ways, including some jet sweeps and slip screens, a sign that he was a primary playmaker on the team with coaches who thought it was a winning proposition to have the ball in his hands.
A consensus three-star prospect, Singer is ranked as the No. 1,473 player nationally and the No. 203 wide receiver, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings.