HIS RECRUITING STORY:
Newsome’s recruitment really took off last summer, taking visits to both Penn State and Michigan back-to-back, it appeared a decision could come soon -- and it did. In June Newsome offered his verbal commitment to then coach Brady Hoke and Michigan. Really a two-team race between the Wolverines and Nittany Lions, Newsome believed the blend of academics and athletics at Michigan created the best opportunity for him. Prior to and after Hoke’s firing in Ann Arbor, Newsome remained solidly committed throughout.
“Newsome is athletic, strong in pass protection and can get to the second level quickly in the running game. He is good drive blocking and does a nice job in pass protection. He has good length and is able to protect the edge, but does need to refine his technique. Newsome also gets to the second level quickly.” - Brian Dohn
"I feel that Michigan is the best fit athletically, academically and socially for me, and I am excited to spent the next four or five years of my life in Ann Arbor. I would also like to thank coach (Brady) Hoke, (assistant) coach (Darrell) Funk, (assistant) coach (Chris) Singletary and the entire Michigan staff for making me feel like a part of your family. I can't wait to get on campus and become a part of team 136." - Grant Newsome
Newsome fits the profile of a class left tackle at 6-foot-7 and is athletic enough to handle added speed off the edge. The best part about Newsome is his frame, with plenty of room to add good weight at the next level. In need of depth at the tackle position, Newsome can instantly bring a physical mentality to the depth chart.