Newby Sees Different Side of Nebraska

Quince Orchard High (Gaitherburg, Md.) linebacker Marcus Newby, a Nebraska commit, made his official visit to campus and got to see a much different side of the Cornhuskers than he did during an unofficial visit in the summer.

Marcus Newby saw a different, more personal side of Nebraska when he made an official visit over the weekend.

The Quince Orchard High (Gaithersburg, Md.) linebacker and Cornerhuskers commit made the trip with his father, and the duo left impressed with the academic side of the school.

"What really impressed him was the academics," the 6-foot-1, 210-pound Newby said, "and how much support they had for you, and what they would do for you if you need something in a particular class.

"Basically, what impressed me was how much they have to offer you, and how good the people are around there. If you need help, they'll help you. They're like your own family. It's a humbling experience and it's great to be there."

Newby, who made 132 tackles in 14 games as a senior, also had a chance to sit with the defensive staff to breakdown film, and discuss how the weakside linebacker is used in the defensive scheme.

"They showed me what they do as a linebacker set," Newby said. "They're a gap team, so it's basically that everybody has gaps, and they let me know what fit I would do, and we went over some of the defense."

Newby was hosted by fellow Quince Orchard product Jason Ankrah, and he was able to speak to a lot of the Cornhuskers.

"It was amazing getting to meet most of the players and seeing what they're like," Newby said. "I got to know what their experience was like when they came down as a freshman …and how they became men over the years.

"It was different this time. When I went last time, it was Big Red weekend so all the recruits and all the commitments where there. This gave me a chance to sit down with all the coaches 1-on-1, and the academic people for a long time. I got a lot out of it. It went really well, and my dad was impressed."

The visit came a few days after Nebraska coach Bo Pelini made an in-home visit.

"That was a great experience," Newby said. "Coach Bo is a great coach. It's a humbling experience having a great coach like that in my house, talking to my parents and me, and explaining what's going to come for me in the future and what he expects out of me, and how he's going to take care of me as a man, and help me get my degree when I leave."


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