What is a Ute? We can ask Raelon Singleton soon as the Crosby grad is transferring home to Houston for his final season. Singleton finished second on Utah's team in receiving in 2016 and 2017, catching 27 and 36 balls respectively. Eight of his catches went for scores.
Houston, TCU, and SMU were among the bevy of teams who offered Singleton out of Crosby. Former Utah quarterback and Houston offensive coordinator Brian Johnson recruited Singleton to Utah. Now with Kendal Briles running the Houston offense, the Coogs can't have too many vertical threats.
Singleton is 6-3 and plays to his height. By that we mean he's a physical, direct route runner, who wins 50/50 balls. On film, he's more fast than quick, but his ability to position his body and use his hands to secure catches in traffic jumps out. He's a mature route runner who uses his arms to extend and create space and his body to shield near the goal line.
Houston 2018 receiving corps may not be experienced with the loss of Linell Bonner and Steven Dunbar, but they will be long and athletic.
The Cougars open the 2018 season at Rice.