Texas WR high on Clemson

Late last month, Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris sent an offer to this speedy wide receiver from Texas.

WR Ryan Newsome Profile

Morris contacted Aledo High School Tim Buchanan so he could relay the message to junior Ryan Newsome. The four-star prospect spoke with Morris the same day his head coach was contacted about the offer.

"It was my first time ever talking to Clemson really," Newsome told CUTigers, during a recent interview. "The thing that was crazy, I was just getting offers left and right the whole week. I had four in two days and Clemson was one of them. I'd never talked to Clemson up until then.

Texas Tech also offered that day, joining Baylor, TCU and Clemson.

"[Morris] told me they loved what I could do on the field, how I remind them of Sammy Watkins and how I could be utilized in their offense, and told me they were going to offer me," Newsome said.

The interest is mutual.

"[Morris] is well known around the NCAA, definitely, for his offensive mind. He's creative with the offense," Newsome said. "That's one thing I like about Clemson, how they use their skill players in their offense. That's why they're one of my favorites."

Leaving the state of Texas won't be a problem.

"I don't mind, to be honest with you. I know Kyler Murray and I, he's another Texas boy who's being recruited by Clemson. I talk to him. He's interested in Clemson," Newsome said. "Distance, for either one of us, is not going to play a factor, definitely not for me.

"If I go to Clemson and I feel good, I feel out everything, then I could commit. That goes with the way I feel about every school. It's really just about the vibe you get. And, first and foremost, is the confirmation from the Lord."

This season, Newsome has 2,364 yards of total offense and 25 touchdowns. He's also tied for second in high school football history for the most kick returns during a single season [eight].

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