It was just announced early today from the Utah Utes football program that wide receiver Raelon Singleton has left the team due to family reasons. Singleton, a native of Crosby, Texas, was Utah’s second-leading receiver in each of the last two seasons totaling 63 receptions for 995 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore and junior, while averaging nearly 16 yards per catch. While at Utah, he caught 69 passes for 1,044 yards and eight touchdowns. Singleton would have been a senior in 2018 for Utah. The Utes have now lost their top two leading receivers from 2017 with Singleton leaving and Darren Carrington II graduating.
In a statement, Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham had the following to say on Singleton leaving the program,
“We are sorry to see Raelon leave, but understand that his family comes first,” Whittingham said. “We appreciate his contributions to our program over the last four years and wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”
This puts more emphasis on recruiting in the less than a month until National Signing Day in February. Utah still has a shot to land four-star wide receiver recruits like Solomon Enis and Chris Olave, the former (and hopefully future) teammate of Utah freshman quarterback Jack Tuttle, who signed with Utah back in December and enrolled early in the program. Freshman All-American wide receiver Britain Covey will also return from his mission prior to the start of the 2018 season as well, and Bronson Boyd, a standout on the scout team after transferring to Utah from the Texas Tech Red Raiders, will also be eligible in 2018.
We here at Block U wish Raelon Singleton luck and were happy for his contributions in his time at Utah.