While many high school juniors are only beginning to receive attention from college coaches, Fort Pierce Central High’s Giorgio Newberry has already become close with multiples staffs.
One program that has remained heavy on the lineman is LSU, which offered Newberry a scholarship before the first of the year.
“The LSU coaches have been staying in contact pretty non-stop for a few months now,” he said. “I am over 30 offers total, and the coaches from LSU stay in touch just as much as anyone.”
While that could lend one to believe that the Tigers are one of the programs out in front, Newberry maintains that everyone remains even – at least at this point in the process.
“I don’t have any favorites and I want to continue to let everyone be on the same level until I can make my visits,” he added. “Once I get to campuses and meet the coaches and players face-to-face I will start to determine how everyone stacks up. There is no rush to eliminate or put people out front until then.”
With trips to Florida and South Florida already made, Newberry will take in a morning visit to the Florida State campus this Saturday before an afternoon spent in front of the television.
“I am going to check out FSU practice, then I am watching the LSU Spring Game on ESPN,” he said. “It’s crazy that LSU has gone through their whole spring already, but it is cool that they are on TV. It lets you know that the program is big-time.”
Being recruited by colleges to both sides of the line, the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Newberry said that the Tigers have already made their intentions known.
“[Offensive line] Coach [Greg] Studrawa let me know that they want me as a right tackle,” he said. “I don’t have a preference, I just want to play early and help the team. In terms of getting on the field right away, LSU is serious about me coming in and playing. That definitely helps them stand out.”
As a junior at defensive end, the Fort Pierce, Fla. native registered 41 tackles and three sacks en route to All-Area honors.