We got up to Penn State around 1 o'clock on Saturday, Newsome said. I talked to the coaches for a bit and then I got to see the team arrive at the stadium and Coach (Joe) Paterno and (Daryll) Clark get off the bus first. That was pretty cool. I talked to a lot of people while I was there. I talked to coaches, players, fans, recruits. I talked to everybody. I got to know Darrell Givens up there pretty well, so I was talking to him a lot along with some other recruits like the big guy, Eric Shrive. Those guys were pushing me. They really said that Penn State is the place to be. I really had a great visit.
Newsome also had an opportunity to talk with Joe Paterno on his visit.
I talked with Coach Paterno about a lot of stuff, Newsome said. He was a really cool guy and he just talked to me about everything. If Penn State's goal was to make my visit as great as possible, they succeeded.
I know Tajh really well, Newsome said. He is a great quarterback. We have gone to camps and seven on sevens since my sophomore year. I know that if I went to the same school as he did, we would have a friendly competition and I wouldn't be opposed to it. I am just going to consider everything and make the choice that is right for me.
Newsome claims no leader at this point with at least two more visits in his future.
I will be visiting Boston College coming up in November, Newsome said. I will also visit Virginia Tech at some point as well. I want to get in an official visit to those two and Penn State and I am still open to some other schools but I don't know which ones I might visit.
Newsome has been injured with a broken finger on his non-throwing hand that has kept him out of competition at Hargrave Military Academy.
I dislocated my pinkie and then I put it back in, then I broke it, Newsome said. I should be back for the Fork Union game at the end of the month.
Newsome talked a bit about the change in competition at Hargrave.
I am starting to get used to the 6-foot-6, 330-pound lineman coming after me and hitting me and everything, Newsome said. The guys are just bigger that I play against and even that I practice against. I just keep on working to get better.
Look for more on Newsome as he continues to take visits before making his college decision.