For the last three seasons, Isiah Singleton has been one of the leaders on the Pine Bluff Zebras football program. On Wednesday afternoon, Singleton signed his letter of intent to further his education and football career at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.
As a three-year starter for the Zebras, Singleton has learned a lot throughout his high school career.
“It was a lot of hardwork,” Singleton said. “Coming into practice everyday, everybody thinks they’re the top dog. And competing against each other was fun and made us better.”
Singleton said his commitment to the Golden Lions football program wasn’t a hard choice.
“I really like the atmosphere,” Singleton said. “It’s my hometown, and it’s going to feel good play in front of my family and friends. My grandfather loved this school, so I really wanted to go here and do it for him.”
Over the course of his career, Singleton won a state title as a sophomore and helped get his team to the state championship this past December, where the Zebras fell short to the Greenwood Bulldogs.
However, Singleton was named the Defensive Most Valuable Player at the end of the game.
Singleton recorded 281.5 tackles in the past three seasons and plans to carryover his talents to UAPB.
“It doesn’t matter how big you are and how tall you are,” Singleton said. “As long you got the heart to play the game, you can do what you need to do. UAPB has given me a chance to prove that. Middle linebacker is the quarterback of the defense, so I’m going to bring my leadership, hard-hitter, and overall skills to get the job done.”