Sioux Falls, SD (KWSN) Two players from the junior college ranks and an NCAA FCS transfer have signed with the University of Sioux Falls football program, fifth-year head football coach Jed Stugart announced Friday afternoon.
The moves will add depth to the Cougars’ wide receiver position and shore up holes on the defensive line.
Chicago native Earlzo Singleton is a 5-10, 190-pound wide receiver that starred at Rochester (Minn.) Community and Technical College in 2010 but did not play football this past season. The speedster owned impressive freshman numbers at RCTC to help lead the Yellowjackets to the Minnesota Junior College title and No. 12 national ranking. Singleton caught 40 catches for 700 yards and 11 TDs and also returned four kicks for scores to earn Minnesota College Athletic Conference all-league honors as a freshman.
As a prep senior at Michele Clark (Ill.), Singleton caught 41 passes for 1145 yards, averaging 27.9 yards per catch while hauling in five touchdowns. A former high school baseball standout, Singleton will also play baseball at USF. He has two years left of football eligibility and three years of baseball eligibility.
James Broaddus is a 6’5, 245-pound defensive tackle who spent his first three collegiate campaigns at Florida A & M University (NCAA D-I FCS). After redshirting as a freshman in 2011, Broaddus appeared in 11 games this season for the Rattlers (3-9) and was credited with 13 tackles, one sack and one pass breakup. He earned the start at left defensive end for the Rattlers at No. 4 Ohio State on Sept. 21 and finished with one TFL, one sack and forced a fumble in Florida A & M’s 27-10 season-opening victory at the Citrus Bowl against Mississippi Valley State (9/1/13). A product of Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) and Choctawhatchee High School, Broaddus will have two years of football eligibility with the Cougars.
Marco Naughton (Mineola, Iowa) arrives in Sioux Falls by way of Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The 6’2, 295-pound defensive tackle played in 14 career games for the defending Midwest Football Conference champion IWCC Reivers. Naughton recorded 43 total tackles as a sophomore and tallied four stops in the Reivers' (11-1) 6-0 victory against Butler in the 2013 Graphic Edge Bowl. Naughton will have two years of eligibility at USF.
(courtesy of USF Athletics)