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Draft Diamonds Prospect Interview: Alex Singleton, LB, Montana State University

singletonEvery year, NFL Draft Diamonds brings our readers the best in depth interviews on the internet. We specialize in giving players an opportunity to showcase their talents on our website. We conducted interviews last year with over 300 plus players. We want you to enjoy our interviews, because when these young men are in the league, we will not be surprised, and neither should you. 

What is your name?

Alex Singleton

Where do you play college football?

Montana State University

How many teams were recruiting you out of high school?

I had interest from a few Big Sky schools but the only offer I had coming out of high school was Montana State

How did you choose your school?

Besides being my only offer, I feel in love with the city of Bozeman and the team on my recruiting trip.

Where are you from?

I am from Thousand Oaks, California.

Who is your role model, and why?

My Dad is my role model. He is my role model because he has taught me and shown me that hard work can take you were you want to go.

Have any scouts met with you yet, and if so what are they saying?

They have talked to my coaches but have said they like my size and ability to read plays.

Did you play any other sports growing up?

Growing up I played both football and baseball.

Did you play any other positions in football?

When I was younger I used to play QB but moved to full time LB as a sophomore in HS.

At your position, what separates you from others?

My ability to read a play before you run it. Always being 1 step ahead of the offense.

When you are breaking down film, what do you look for?

The little things. A RB depth or distance from the QB in certain formations. QB’s steps linemens steps as well as tendencies a team shows.

Who was the toughest player you ever faced?

Vernon Adams from Eastern Washington

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be and why?

I don’t believe my play specifically compares to any one specific LB in the NFL. However I try to replicate how Luke Kuechly plays the game. He always has a head for the ball.

Do you have any pre-game rituals?

Ever since I played for my Dad when I was young I have always listened to the song “Bungle in the Jungle” by Jethro Tull

What is your biggest strength?

My mind and first step are my biggest strength

What is your biggest weakness?

Overall flexibility

If I were a GM and gave you a second to sell yourself, what would you say?

That I am a smart and healthy player who would give everything he has for your franchise and compete day in and day out.

Who was your favorite player and NFL team growing up?

Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would you choose?

Vince Lombardi, George Strait, and Matt Lienart

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