Kentucky High on Newton's List

Coach Rich Brooks is looking for a high quality quarterback in 2009 class. The top prospect on the board is Carmel High School (In.) quarterback Morgan Newton. Newton has been high on the Wildcats for some time. KSR caught up with Newton's father, John, to get the latest on his son.

Coach Rich Brooks is looking for a high quality quarterback in 2009 class. The top prospect on the board is Carmel High School (In.) quarterback Morgan Newton. Newton has been high on the Wildcats for some time. KSR caught up with Newton's father, John, to get the latest on his son.

The five-star quarterback is currently being recruited by several major universities. "There are nineteen schools recruiting him, but he's kind of narrowed it down to his serious schools," said Newton. "He's being recruited by (Kentucky), Illinois, Indiana, Purdue, Clemson, South Carolina, Florida and Miami," said Mr. Newton. "He's still open and things could change," he said.

Newton's ability on the field and off the field have made him a hot commidity among the schools interested. "Most coaches say he has the complete package. He's smart, got good grades, and comes from a good home," said Newton. "He's got the ability to run and pass. He threw for close to 1900 yards and ran for another 800. We think he can improve on those things," Newton finished.

"Most (schools) says he has a great opportunity to become the face of their program with his great character and leadership abilities," said Newton.

Newton's has a busy summer so far. He's been playing AAU basketball and working out with the football team for three hours in the mornings, three days a week. "He's had a pretty full summer," said Newton. "He's going to participate in Friday Night Lights on July 18th at Florida. We're going to try to arrange a visit to Miami while we're down there too," said Newton.

Kentucky recruiting against the likes of Florida and Miami is a tough task, but in order to build a top quality program, that's what needs to be done. Kentucky has done a good job with Newton. He has Kentucky close to the top of his list.

"We were in Lexington last Monday. We came down to check it out. It's o of the schools at the top of his list. We wanted to have an opportunity to watch the guys work out. We got a chance to sit down and talk with coach Phillips and coach Sanders. We took some time to talk to coach Brooks too," said Newton.

"They are really high on our list," said Newton. "We really like them."

Newton and Carmel High will start the season on on ESPN playing against their arch rival, Cathedral High School on August 23rd.


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