MO QB Newhart Gaining Interest
While most of the attention at the quarterback position has been centered on Josh Freeman in the state of Missouri, Drew Newhart has quietly gone about his business, and has been successful in doing so. Newhart, who is expected to be named First Team All-State in baseball, which would be the third different sport he has earned that acclaim in this year, has seen some local schools make a visit by high school this month. Still, even without much national attention, the local schools know they a serious option in Newhart. "Kansas State, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Air Force, and Colorado State all stopped by my high school," said Newhart. "I received calls from Kansas State, Utah State, and I actually spoke to Iowa today for about ten to fifteen minutes. As of right now, I'll be attending camps at Kansas State and Iowa, as well, as participating in a seven on seven tournament that is taking place in Lawrence." Newhart spoke about the interest shown from all the schools mentioned above. "I went to the Kansas State spring game, and Coach (Del) Miller told me that I was one of their top five quarterback prospects, but they are still in the process of evaluating film. Coach (Eric) Johnson told me he just wants me to come up to camp so they can narrow down who their top guys are, and I don't know much about Colorado State or Utah State. I know Kansas just wanted to see me in person to verify my size, and Missouri really just doesn't seem all that interested in me thus far," stated Newhart. As a junior, Newhart tallied 3900 total yards of offense including 36 passing touchdowns and nine rushing touchdowns from the quarterback position.
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