Newby sets official visit

One of just two commitments to not visit Nebraska already Marcus Newby has been committed the longest of the two. In fact, Newby has been a future Husker since July. Next weekend Newby will return to Lincoln after seeing Lincoln on Big Red Weekend.

Marcus Newby is one of the players in the 2013 class that could figure into things early for Nebraska. Newby had a solid senior year with 132 total tackles on the season, 21 tackles for loss, five sacks and 10 quarterback hurries. Newby was first team all-county, all-state, named to the Crab Bowl and also to the UnderArmour All-American bowl. Newby had to miss the all-star games due to injury.

"I had to miss the All-American game last month," Newby said. "I was playing basketball and I landed wrong on my ankle. I went to the hospital and was told it was a fracture.

"I got another X-Ray from a Sports Medicine Doctor and I was told that it was really just a bad sprain. I am walking now, walked last week, but I still have a little limp."

Newby hasn't taken his official visit to Nebraska yet. He was at Big Red Weekend in June and liked Nebraska well enough from that weekend to commit just a week later. Newby is set up for his official visit to Nebraska next weekend.

"I have my official set up for the weekend of the 18th. I was there in June and saw it then. I want to meet some more of the people and see more what they are about and like. I want to get to know the coaches better well."

There is a lot to look forward to for incoming linebackers. Newby, at 6-foot-1 and 211-pounds, is solid physically and runs incredibly well for a linebacker. Nebraska is prepping Newby to play outside linebacker in Lincoln.

"All of the starting linebackers were seniors and are gone. They are telling me that there is a good chance to play early. They like me outside at the WILL spot.

"They want linebackers that can run sideline to sideline. They see me fitting in at that spot and allowing me to chase down and rush the quarterback."

The ankle is getting better and Newby is looking forward to working out again. Newby says that he will run track in the spring doing one field event as well as the 100-meter.

"I am going to start working out next week and in the spring I am going to run track. I will probably do the long jump and the 100m. I ran track my sophomore year. My best 100m time was 11.3."

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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