Newman Talks 'Cuse Offer, Early Favorites

George McDonald will be put to the test by Syracuse to add talented prospects in Florida. One of their targets is linebacker Frank Newman. He discusses being offered by the Orange, his interest in the program, and some early favorites inside.

Miami (FL) Miami Palmetto linebacker Frank Newman has received interest from many programs from around the country. One who has offered is Syracuse. The Orange are hoping George McDonald's recruiting prowess can help them land the three star prospect.

"Syracuse offered a while back," Newman recalled. "Coach (George) McDonald offered me. It was over the phone. My coach had me call him. He said they offered because I'm a very aggressive and consistent ball player. I was very excited and felt blessed."

Newman is still learning about the Orange. He is looking to learn more about the program, the direction they are heading, and the on campus facilities. His relationship with Coach McDonald could be a factor in Syracuse's favor as well.

"I don't know much about Syracuse," Newman admitted. "But I'm willing to find out new things about the program. I have medium interest in the school. I've known Coach McDonald since my freshman season. He's a pretty cool guy and very much understanding."

Currently, the 6-foot-2 linebacker has a lot of schools on his list. However, he says five are standing out. That list is not set in stone, however.

"Yeah I could see myself playing for Coach McDonald," Newman claimed. "I'm willing to play for anyone. I don't have any favorites. I'm open to anyone. But I do have five schools I'm looking at right now. South Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tennessee and Clemson. Syracuse could get in that group if they just keep in contact with me."

Don't expect a decision from the Miami Palmetto linebacker anytime soon. He says he wants to make sure he makes the right decision, not a quick decision.

"I'll decide when the time is right," Newman said. "I really don't want or need to rush anything."

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