"Louisville offered me yesterday," Newman told InsideTheVille.com on Friday evening. "Coach Kragthorpe sent me a text message asking me to give him a shout and when I called, he offered."
"Coach Kragthorpe told that it took this long because when he got here he wanted to evaluate everything," said Newman. "He told that I'd be a great fit there, both in and out of football. I wasn‘t really worried about when they would offer or if they would. It‘s a big honor just be have them interested in me."
As a junior Newman totaled 68 tackles, with 22 going for loss, and earned 2nd Team All-State honors. He also currently holds a 3.9 GPA.
Newman stressed that he'd like to visit as many of the school's that offer as possible. He visited Louisville last Sunday and has plans to visit a few others during the coming days.
"I'm going up to UK on Saturday to watch them practice," said Newman. "Joker Philips sent a text asking me to come up and I didn't have anything going on, so I'm going up there. I'm going to Notre Dame on Wednesday and Coach Kragthorpe asked me to come by next week, so I may go by there Thursday or Friday."
"I'm not in a hurry to make a decision at all," he said. "My coach always tells me to make sure that I go somewhere where I am comfortable both on and off the field. You never know, an injury could end your career, so how comfortable I am with the place off the field is important to me."
Stay tuned to Scout.com for the latest on Newman's upcoming unofficial visits.