Greg Newman out of Westlake High in Westlake Village. Newman had already been out to Boulder during the summer for a CU camp so the Kansas weekend was a return trip for him. It proved to give him even more reasons to consider coming to Boulder. The CU staff has offered the all-CIF selection of a year ago and like him at linebacker and defensive end. Here is his visit story."> Greg Newman out of Westlake High in Westlake Village. Newman had already been out to Boulder during the summer for a CU camp so the Kansas weekend was a return trip for him. It proved to give him even more reasons to consider coming to Boulder. The CU staff has offered the all-CIF selection of a year ago and like him at linebacker and defensive end. Here is his visit story.">

LB Has Great Time on Visit to Colorado

California was represented on the weekend visits by <a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=148&p=8&c=1&nid=803936">Greg Newman</a> out of Westlake High in Westlake Village. Newman had already been out to Boulder during the summer for a CU camp so the Kansas weekend was a return trip for him. It proved to give him even more reasons to consider coming to Boulder. The CU staff has offered the all-CIF selection of a year ago and like him at linebacker and defensive end. Here is his visit story.

Height: 6-3
Weight: 235
40 time: 4.7
Bench: 351
Squat: 405
Vertical:'24
From: Westlake Village, California
High School: Westlake

"It was great. I had a great time. I arrived Saturday morning at about 9 AM and went straight to the team hotel. Then I rode over on the team bus and watched the game. It was a real fun and exciting game. After that I went and had dinner with the coaches."

Greg's host was freshman offensive tackle Tyler Polumbus. After the visit Newman suggests that CU is definitely one of the teams to beat. He now has the Buffs in his top three with USC and UCLA. It is not known if either the Bruins or the Trojans have offered because Greg's coach does not like him giving out info on what schools have extended scholarships. In a previous update Greg told Buffcountry.com that he had five or six offers total. So what makes the Buffs one of the teams to beat?

"I just love the atmosphere there. I will visit more schools to make sure I am making the right choice. I don't want to commit too early."

Greg says chances are he will not take any more visits until after the season. CU likes him at linebacker or defensive end.

"Linebacker is my favorite but I don't mind playing other positions."

Even though Greg does not want to commit early it seems as if the CU staff is creating a sense of urgency with recruits.

"They just said that there are not many spots open but I am hoping there will still be some when I am ready to decide. They told me they think I have a chance of starting in a year or two."

Team chemistry was a big factor in Greg's citeria for choosing a school and it seems as if CU passed that test.

"I love the guys up there. They all get along really good."

As a junior, Newman was his team's defensive MVP and also earned all-league, all-county and all-CIF honors in helping lead Westlake to an 11-3 record and a berth in the CIF Div IV Championship game.

Newman said he would have to check with his coach on his stats for the year but he must be doing all right as his squad is 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in conference. Westlake takes on Calabasses next.

Greg is being recruited to CU by Coach Borbely. He carries a 2.4 GPA and scored a 1280 on his SAT. He would like to major in Business and Psychology.


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