Newsome familiar with the Irish

Four-star wide receiver Ryan Newsome of Aledo (Texas) High talks about his offer from Notre Dame, including his phone conversation with Kerry Cooks and what he likes about the Irish.

Notre Dame offered junior four-star wide receiver Ryan Newsome of Aledo (Texas) High on Thursday.

"I was actually offered at lunchtime today, but I wasn't able to give Coach Cooks a call until afterwards," Newsome said. "He told me that I was one of the most explosive and versatile players he's seen in the class of 2015. He likes that I play wide receiver, but that I can also throw the ball, play running back, and return kicks."

Newsome says he's rather familiar with the Irish.

"I know a lot about Notre Dame," Newsome said. "I followed them growing up. It's not that hard to do, since they're on national television every Saturday. I can see myself fitting into their offense, especially with the quarterbacks they have. They're a great program."

Newsome added that he'll be looking at a variety of factors when it comes to choosing a college, but location won't necessarily be one of those.

"I told Coach Cooks that I don't put a fence around my location," Newsome said. "And, my family doesn't either. So, I'm lucky. I'm every faith-based, so wherever I feel like God is leading me, is where I'll go. If it's 1000 miles away, or two minutes down the road, it won't matter if it's the right school for me."

"I'm mainly going to be looking at my relationship with the players and the stability of the program," Newsome said. "I'm not going to go to a college just because of the coaches because I know that changes. But, at the same time, I want some stability. I'm also going to look at how I feel when I'm the college. Like can I fit in with the school atmosphere? I also want to play in a spread offense.

The 5-foot-9, 173-pound wide receiver doesn't have a timetable for a decision.

"Whenever I feel like it's right, I'll commit," Newsome said. "You only go through this process once. If it gets hectic, then it gets hectic. At the end of the day, it's a blessing I'm getting scholarship offers to play football in college."

Newsome has plans to visit Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon and Texas Tech this spring. He says he's also receiving heavy interest from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Indiana, Tennessee and Vanderbilt.

Newsome is a four-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 25 wide receiver in the class of 2015. Top Stories