Athletic QB Prospect Talks Recruiting

Led by quarterback Cameron Newton, Westlake High School is loaded in talent this year.

Atlanta, Ga.--Westlake High quarterback Cameron Newton was one of dozens of serious Division I prospects from the Atlanta area to attend the combine on the Georgia Tech campus on April 15.

Based on his performances that day in tests and passing the football, it's doubtful if anybody was more impressive than the athletic QB.

"I think I did pretty good," he says of the combine. "I wasn't really trying to show anything. I was just trying to have fun, which I did have fun. I got to play with some of my friends and my rivals. It's a competitive game out there."

For a player who wasn't trying to show anything, Newton turned in another impressive combine with a 4.51 in the 40 at 6-5 and 220 pounds.

After putting up impressive numbers on the football field running and passing as a junior, colleges from all over the Southeast are taking notice of the athletic QB.

"I've already got offers from LSU, Virginia Tech and Ole Miss," Newton says. "As far as letters come, every single school in the nation. They're teasing me now though. A whole lot of schools are interested."

Newton throws a pass during the combine at Georgia Tech.

Growing up in a state with SEC and ACC football, Newton is interested in playing collegiately in either of those conferences.

"I'd say LSU, Virginia Tech, Florida State, South Carolina, Alabama, Auburn," he says of his favorites. "Basically teams in the SEC and ACC."

Newton, whose brother Cecil plays center on the Tennessee State University football team in Nashville, hasn't had a chance this spring to visit many college campuses because of basketball season and working out with some of his teammates on the weekends in hopes of making a run at the state title.

"Auburn is the only one I've had time for, and that was on a Thursday," he says. "During the summer I'll have a lot of time so I'll be all over the place."

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