2014 DL Prospect Continues to Shine

Hiawatha (Kan.) Senior High School defensive end/tight end Peyton Newell, who has OU on his radar, impressed at the Elite Prospect Camp last month and continues to impress this summer.

Just the other day, Newell won the Freshman Combine King, Strongest Man and Defensive Lineman MVP at Schuman's National Underclassmen Combine-- Ultimate 100 in Los Angeles, Calif.

Out of 250 top athletes from the West Coast, Newell stood out as one of the best.

He recorded 30 reps on the bench at 155 pounds, as well as broad jumping 8'10" and leaping 30.5" in the vertical jump.

On top of that, he posted a shuttle time of 4.49 seconds and 5.0 in the 40-yard dash.

But that's not the first time he's posted stats like that.

The 6-foot-2, 250-pounder holds claims to a 9' broad jump and 4.94 40-yard dash in another test.

Newell has interest in a number of schools around the region, including Oklahoma.

"Of course, KU and K-State, being from Kansas, also Notre Dame, Oklahoma, of course, all Big 12 schools," Newell said when speaking with Sooners Illustrated back in June.

He's attended camp at three of those four schools, including OU, KU, and K-State, and he's also been to Missouri and Illinois and plans on going to Oklahoma State at the end of the month.

So, while it's still early, this is a guy in the 2014 class to keep an eye on.

Follow me at twitter.com/joeyhelmer10 or facebook.com/joeyhelmer.

Sooners Illustrated Top Stories