Newsom Shares His Thoughts After Jr. Day

Talented St. Louis area linebacker talks to about his junior day visit to Mizzou

St. Louis (MO) Parkway North LN Donavin Newsom is a humble young man. Despite being a standout football and basketball player for the past three season, Newsom is surprised by recent attention from colleges,including his two offers from Missouri and Iowa. spoke to Donavin after his junior day visit to Mizzou on Saturday to get his thoughts on the experience.

"Everything was really great,"said Newsom.

"We arrived there and then we ate and got to talk to the coaches. Then we split off into groups according to who our recruiting coach was, so I was with a lot of St. Louis kids."

"I hung out with Durron Neal the most," added Newsom. "He is cool and we became friends."

"We got to meet and talk to every position coach and Coach Pinkel. They really made me feel wanted. Then we got to watch the basketball game. It was a great experience."

I asked Donavin if he still felt as strongly about possibly attending Missouri as he did when first reported on his offer back on January 5th.

"Yes, sir,"said Newsom. "The though of committing now entered my mind. Especially after being there and talking to coaches. My friend Anthony (Gatti) went up there last year, and after talking to him and hearing how much he loved it there, I really thought about it."

However, a recent Iowa offer though has Donavin putting any commitment on hold, at least for the time being.

"Coach Bunton told me about the Iowa offer and I was shocked. It's exciting to have schools like Missouri and Iowa be so interested. I did not expect it. I still like Mizzou a lot and they are in front, but I feel like I owe it to everyone to at least visit Iowa before I would make any decision now."

The humble Newsom will undoubtedly hear from even more schools as his name gets out in recruiting  circles. will continue to keep you updated regarding Donavin Newsom's recruitment.

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