Newby leading his team

The season is just a few short weeks away from turning real serious for Marcus Newby. The Nebraska commitment has helped his team to a 6-1 record so far and the playoffs are just around the corner. Has he thought about when he will visit Lincoln?

Marcus Newby is one of the linebackers in the 2014 class for Nebraska that could see early playing time in his collegiate career. Newby is a very active linebacker, athletic, and that is a little of what is missing on the field right now for the Huskers.

The talented linebacker from Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard says that his season is going well. There are just a few more games until the playoffs start for his team.

"It's going great," Newby said. "Right now we are 6-1. We took a loss in week five, but we bounced back strong. We have been doing good ever since.

"We are ranked as the one seed right now and we have two more games left to wrap up. It looks like we will have hone field advantage throughout the playoffs."

Newby has been hailed as a leader by his coaches at Quince Orchard. Not a huge rah-rah guy, but a player that goes out and leads by example. Newby says that he's never been hungrier to be the best he can possibly be than right now.

"I think that things have gone well for me and that I have been playing well. I am hungrier than I have ever been. I want it more. I play like a champion every play."

The Nebraska commitment has been so hard at work with is season that he hasn't thought much about an official visit to Nebraska. It's unlikely that Newby will take a visit to Lincoln before the end of his season.

"I haven't thought about it, but I am looking forward to doing that pretty season. It wasn't something that I was going to do during the season. Most likely that will be after the season."

Newby didn't commit to Nebraska sight unseen. He was in Lincoln in June for Big Red Weekend. While he was there the people at Nebraska really stood out to him on his visit. He says that it's the people that have him fired about a return visit to Lincoln.

"I was there for Big Red Weekend. The people there are great. It's a great atmosphere. When I get back out there I will be excited about getting to meet more of the people, talk to them and being around the coaches."

Despite committing to Nebraska nearly four months ago he says that there are a couple of teams that have not given up on him when it comes to recruiting. There are two that despite his solid commitment have been persistent in their efforts.

"Yeah there have been a few teams that have still recruited me. West Virginia and Rutgers are still recruiting me and still recruiting me hard. I am still very solid to Nebraska."

Marcus Newby has been selected has been selected to play in the Marines Semper Fidelis All-American game. Newby was recently selected to play in the Maryland Crab Bowl as well.

Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 10 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 12 years.
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