Offers Keep Pouring in For Aledo Star WR

RaiderPower.com recently caught up with Aledo Four-star receiver Ryan Newsome, who keeps adding offers to his list, but confirmed he still plans on visiting Texas Tech. He also talked about his friendship with one of Tech's top targets. Get the scoop inside.

Aledo wide receiver Ryan Newsome
confirmed he's taking an unofficial visit to Texas Tech when the Red Raiders hold their spring game in April. It will be Newsome's first ever visit to Lubbock, but he's looking forward to it.

"I've never been, so I'm just anxious to see how it is down there," Newsome said. "One of my assistant coaches is really good friends with coach Kingsbury and he says they used to hang out all the time and the night life in Lubbock is pretty cool. He said the town itself is revolved around the school, so I think that is pretty cool."

Newsome isn't the only top-notch player excited about Lubbock. According to Newsome, his buddy Jarrett Stidham, who is a top-notch quarterback at Stephenville, is excited about Lubbock too.

"That's part of the reason Jarrett, my boy Stidham, that's why he likes Lubbock, because it reminds him of Stephenville."

Newsome and Stidham are close friends who talk to each other at least on a weekly basis, if not more often.

"He hits me up when he needs me," Newsome said of Stidham. "So I'm there for him."

Newsome, who is a member of the Class 4A Division II Texas State Championship team, released a top 10 list which featured Texas Tech in January. The Aledo star said the list is currently changing due to new offers. A new list will be released in April after he visits Oregon.



He's being recruited by several schools including Alabama, Oregon and Florida. All of the schools are constantly in contact with him.

The four-star prospect is also a track athlete and went to state as a sophomore. LSU has yet to contact him for football, but head coach Les Miles may be paid a visit from LSU track head coach Dennis Shaver soon.

"The only way I'll go to college for track is if I go for football," Newsome said. "So they told me they would get a hold of Les Miles."

Newsome received a visit from a "swagged up" Kliff Kingsbury in January and the head man currently has three coaches, all of whom are Texas Tech graduates, keeping in contact with Newsome.

"When I go down on my visit, I'll be able to tell a lot more just from that. I'll be able to see how they interact with the players and things like that and the camaraderie between the guys and their relationships."

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