SPOTLIGHT: OL Matt Newell [MEDIA:20319]

Recruit from Nevada to become third generation of family to suit up for the Vandals.

Player Profile: Matt Newell
School: Green Valley High School
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
Height: 6-8
Weight: 285 pounds

BIO: 2001 2nd-Team, All-Sunrise Region, Nevada, OL

Giant offensive line prospect Matt Newell comes to Idaho from Las Vegas, Nevada where he was voted his highschool team's most valuable offensive lineman, in addition to being named to the All-Sunrise Region team. At 6' – 8", Matt has the type of frame that could develop into a force on the offensive line, and embodies the direction that Cable is taking the offensive line. Specifically, none of the recruits from this year's class are shorter than 6' – 5", and all four have been recruited directly out of highschool to develop within the Idaho program.

Also reflecting a trend with most of Idaho's recruits this year, Matt participates in other sports outside of football. His sport of choice? Volleyball. At 6-8, he's a natural.

Matt is the fourth and final piece of a big, talented freshman offensive line class that should, with time, pave the way for the Vandal offense in years to come.

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