Gov. Mifflin product Nick Singleton added a third national honor to his resume Thursday when he was named the Maxwell Football Club Offensive Player of the Year.
The 6-0, 218-pound Singleton, who enrolled at Penn State earlier this month, was named the Gatorade National Offensive Player of the Year in December. Earlier this month, he was selected the Adidas All-American Bowl Offensive Player of the Year.
He’s the first Penn State commit to be so honored by the Maxwell Club in the 15-year history of the award. Past winners of the award include Heisman Trophy winners Bryce Young of Alabama, Trevor Lawrence of Clemson and Derrick Henry of Alabama.
A five-star recruit, Singleton rushed for 2,059 yards and scored 44 touchdowns in 2021 and led the Mustangs to a 10-1 record, the Berks Football League Section 1 title and the District 3 Class 5A championship game.
Singleton holds Berks County career records with 6,326 yards and 116 touchdowns.
“It’s funny because people talk about Nick like he’s an undersized back,” Penn State coach James Franklin said last month. “Nick is 215 pounds and has the ability to go 80 (yards).”
Penn State signed another highly touted running back, 5-11, 220-pound Kaytron Allen from IMG Academy in Florida.
“We’re super excited about getting them,” Franklin said last month about Singleton and Allen. “We’ve got a lot of work to do, but it should be exciting.”
The other finalists for the Maxwell award were Cade Klubnik, a quarterback from Austin, Texas, who’s enrolled at Clemson, and Tetairoa McMillan, a wide receiver and defensive back from Anaheim, Calif., who’s enrolled at Arizona.
Mykel Williams, a five-star defensive lineman from Hardaway High School in Columbus, Ga., was named the Maxwell Club National Defensive Player of the Year.
Williams has enrolled at Georgia after making 81 tackles, 20.5 tackles for loss and 12.5 sacks as a high school senior.
Source: Berkshire mont