Nebraska the latest to offer Newsome

The new was popping up all over Twitter that Ryan Newsome had just picked up an offer from Nebraska. The 5-foot-9 and 177-pound Newsome says that the Huskers have been recruiting him since his sophomore year.

Ryan Newsome announced over Twitter that Nebraska just offered him. The 5-foot-9 receiver from Aledo (Texas) says that the Nebraska staff has been in pretty regular contact with him and has ties back to the staff at his high school.

"I got the offer from Nebraska today," Newsome said. "Coach Ron Brown is the coach that is recruiting me. I think that Coach Bo Pelini knows my head coach, like a lot of other coaches do, but I have also been talking to Coach Tim Beck a lot recently."

The Nebraska offer puts the offer total very close to 20 for Newsome. He says that the offer from the Huskers has been a long time coming since he has been getting interest from them since last year.

"The offer from Nebraska makes 18, total. I feel good about the offer from the Huskers. They have been recruiting me for a while now actually. They have really been on me since last spring so the offer didn't come out of nowhere."

Newsome feels like he's got elite speed and quickness at the wide receiver position. He also says that his strength will surprise some people given his size.

"I feel like my quickness and my speed are my biggest strengths. I am not a big guy, but I think that my quickness gives me an advantage. I am also stronger than some might think. And I have long arms for a player my size. I don't drop the ball either. I never do that."

Spring ball is just about six weeks away is all and Newsome says that he's getting ready for it. He's also getting ready to make another "run" at a state, 100m title in track.

"I have been training my tail off. I am working on getting bigger and strong mainly. I have gained almost eight pounds and am up to 177-pounds right now.

"But I am a big track guy. My event is the 100m and my best time is a 10.54-seconds from my sophomore year. That was the fourth fastest time in the nation at that point and I was the only sophomore in the 100m finals that year."

Nebraska is looking good to another wide receiver from the Lone Star state. The Huskers could have a chance to host Grand Prairie (Texas) South receiver Jaelen Austin in the coming weeks. Come back to BigRedReport.com tomorrow night to get the latest!

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Bryan Munson has worked with Big Red Report for 12 years covering recruiting and football and has covered Nebraska recruiting for 14 years.
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