Newell Commits!

Bethlehem (Pa.) Catholic athlete Kyle Newell has committed to NC State.

"Kyle has verbally committed to NC State," Bethlehem Catholic assistant coach Dan Kendra said. Kyle committed to coach Williams last night and now we're in the process of informing the other recruiting coaches involved.

"I think he felt comfortable when he visited there, and he just felt comfortable with the players down there. The facilities are amazing at North Carolina State, and he really liked the coaching staff as well."

Kyle Newell committed to NC State over Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Boston College, and West Virginia among others.

An outstanding jumbo athlete, the 6'5 225-pound star was recruited to play wide receiver at NC State. Other programs recruited him as a defensive end, linebacker, and tight end respectively, proving just how athletic he really is.

"A lot of people were saying he can play several positions, but NC State came and observed practice and saw him play wide receiver," coach Kendra said. "They've seen a number of receivers that have been effective in the ACC at 6'4 or 6'5, and I think they wanted a piece of the action."

Coach Kendra is very familiar with NC State head coach Chuck Amato, who served as an assistant at Florida State before heading to NC State. Kendra's son, Dan Kendra, was a standout fullback for the Seminoles while Amato was there and coach Kendra believes the NC State head coach knows what it takes to build a program.

"I think coach Amato is going to do at NC State what Bobby Bowden did at Florida State 25 years ago," Kendra said. "Coach Amato saw the blueprint on how to build a program, and he's doing just that at NC State."

Newell is a four-star prospect and the nation's No. 12 defensive end according to We'll have more from Kyle Newell tonight on his verbal commitment to NC State.

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