Newberry enjoys camping at Iowa State

Fort Pierce (FL) Central High School's Giorgio Newberry, who is one of the most sought after defensive ends in the country, was in Ames this weekend for their one-day football camp and came away very impressed.

"Everything was pretty nice and I really enjoyed the camp," said Newberry. "I got to talk with the coaches, talk with the academic advisers, and hang out with a lot of the Iowa State football players."

One Iowa State player in particular stood out to Newberry.

"I mostly hung out with Roosevelt Maggit," he said. "I knew him from back in Florida and we got a long well. He really likes Iowa State and told me that I could definitely adjust to everything in Iowa."

The 6-foot-6, 255-pound defensive end has over thirty scholarship offers including the likes of Florida, Notre Dame, Florida State, LSU, and Georgia but something stuck out about his conversation with Iowa State head coach Paul Rhoads.

"He told me that he really felt that I could come in and compete to play early," said Newberry. "That's kind of a big deal for me because I really want to play right away during my freshman year. Coach Rhoads was a cool guy who seemed really down to earth."

Coach Messingham has been the main recruiting coach for the recruitment of Newberry for Iowa State and Giorgio said the two have developed a very solid relationship.

"He have a pretty good relationship and I have talked with him a lot," said Newberry. "He has told me that Iowa State likes my athleticism and speed the most. He really feels that they can develop me as a player at the next level."

Giorgio clearly enjoyed his time in Ames but he is nowhere near any type of a decision.

"I don't currently have any favorites because I'm just opening up the process and later in the summer I'll narrow things down," said Newberry. "I likely won't make my final decision until after the season."

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