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WR Singleton gains clearance from NCAA

The last day to enroll in classes for the second summer term brought good news for the Ole Miss football team on Tuesday. Former Madison Central High standout wide receiver Tobias Singleton was officially cleared, according to school officials, and is now ready to begin summer school.

Singleton was on schedule to start classes late last week after he received a qualifying test score on his ACT, but he returned home to Flora after he had not officially been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

Singleton’s arrival is good news for an Ole Miss offense that needs playmakers to help inexperienced quarterbacks Barry Brunetti, Randall Mackey and Zack Stoudt this upcoming season. The 6-foot, 185-pound Singleton caught 50 passes for 730 yards and 11 touchdowns last season and also accounted for 383 yards and six TDs on the ground.

His speed (4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash) gives new Ole Miss offensive coordinator David Lee and passing game coordinator Gunter Brewer a player who can stretch defenses deep in the passing game.

Singleton is one of 21 signees who has now enrolled in at least one of the two summer terms.

Only two players have not enrolled as of Tuesday. (July 6, 2011, Page 8)

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