Newsome Has "Great" Visit to PSU

See what the Virginia quarterback had to say about his trip to Happy Valley for the Michigan game.

Chatham, Va., quarterback Kevin Newsome made an unofficial visit to Penn State this past Saturday to see Penn State take on the school he had been verbally committed to, Michigan. Newsome came away impressed with the Nittany Lions but he still has no favorite.

“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.”

Newsome also talked about the decommitment of Tajh Boyd from West Virginia and how that may impact his recruitment as they are interested in some of the same schools.

“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.

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