Recently, Missouri extended a scholarship offer to 2015 slot receiver prospect Ryan Newsome 5’9” 178 Aledo (TX). He took a few minutes to speak with ShowMeMizzou.com, and he talked about the Missouri offer, and he updated us on the current status of his recruitment.
“I talked to Coach Washington and Coach Henson,” said Newsome, speaking of the two Missouri assistant coaches who are heading up his recruitment. “They told me that they really want me there at Missouri, and that I’m the kind of guy that they’re looking for. They said that I’m perfect for their offense. And, they think I’m the best slot receiver in the country. They let me know that I’m a priority for them and that they’re going to come at me as hard as they can.”
“I like the Missouri offer,” continued Newsome. “It’s a solid offer. I noticed that Drew Lock is committed to Missouri. You know, that’s big time! You know, I look at the offense I’m going to play in, and I look at that guy that’s going to be feeding us. That’s going to be the QB. So you know, I looked at his tape, and he’s really good with his feet. I really liked what I’ve seen of him. I’m really intrigued with Missouri! I’m going to sit down and talk with my parents about the possibility of a visit.”
Newsome currently holds offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, California, Clemson, Colorado, Colorado State, Duke, Florida State, Indiana, Kansas State, Louisville, Mississippi State, Nebraska, North Texas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, Oregon State, SMU, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, USC, and Washington State, among others, in addition to Missouri.
Newsome considers himself to be a slot receiver at the next level. And, he returned punts for a national-record 8 TDs last season. He reported a personal best of 4.35 seconds in the 40-yard dash, to go along with a 38” vertical, 10’1” standing broad jump, and a 4.01-second 5-10-5 shuttle.
Newsome identified broadcast journalism as his chosen field of study. He said that he will “definitely (visit Missouri) this summer.” He’s planning a West Coast swing this month, and he indicated that he’d like to visit Missouri and some other schools in July.
Newsome said that he doesn’t have any favorites at this time. But he hopes to be able to begin to narrow things down after he visits some schools this summer. He’s already visited Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, and Texas Tech. He’s planning to visit USC, UCLA, and Oregon on his West Coast swing. And, he named Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Alabama, in addition to Missouri as schools he’d like to visit this summer.
“I just want to feel at home,” explained Newsome, talking about what he’s looking for in a school. “You know, just make sure it’s the right place for me………………………………………. I’ll probably have a leader after I’ve visited all of those schools.”