Recruiting: Another Prospect At Millwood

As if Millwood High School in Oklahoma City wasn't loaded enough with Gerald Jones, Tramain Swindall and speedster Gil Roberts we found another Division I prospect while watching Millwood cruise past district rival Heritage Hall 45-10 on Thursday night. Let us introduce you to Dontae Newton. The 6-4, 220-pound tight end/defensive end can do it all.

On offense he caught three passes for 33 yards, including going way up to haul down a 23-yard reception that was a key play in a late first-half scoring drive. He also shows lots of speed at defensive end making a bundle of tackles and in the second half threw his shoulder hard into a ball carrier to force a fumble near midfield. Newton is a standout who may have to start out in junior college, but is worth a sign and place arrangement.

"I think I played real well tonight," Newton said in an understement. "It was a good game, and they came out hard, but we wanted it more."

So what does he enjoy more, offense or defense? The answer surprised us.

"I liked to play offense more than defense, but if defense comes around I'll play it," said Newton. "I'll play defense, but in college I really hope to play offense."

He is starting to get some attention too.

"I'm hearing from Nebraska, Baylor, Texas A&M, Michigan State, OU," said Newton. "I'm just trying to see what the best offer is for me."

No doubt the cards and letters will keep coming if he keeps playing like he did Thursday night.

GoPokes Top Stories