Newsome Talks Visit Plans, Recruitment Update

Aledo four-star wide receiver Ryan Newsome is one of the most heavily recruited players in Texas with offers from coast-to-coast. Among those are Texas Tech, who is still recruiting him hard. caught up with him recently to get the latest on his visit plans and overall recrruitment.

Aledo wide receiver Ryan Newsome finished second in the 100-meter dash at the UIL Class 4A Texas state track meet in Austin on Friday.

The speedy athlete, who ran a 10.51 in the finals, was favored to win the race, but lost to a senior, Baylor signee K.D. Cannon, who ran a 10.32.

"I beat him last year, my sophomore year. It's an eye for an eye, I guess you could say."

Newsome is an early favorite to win the state championship in 2015. The 5-foot-9 athlete was slated to go to state as a part of a relay team, but sometimes things go wrong.

"We dropped the stick. Our first and second leg dropped the stick at regionals."

With track over, Newsome is back on the gridiron and about set to rev up his recruitment.

"Spring ball ends in about two weeks, so we're just finishing up with that, finishing up school, and doing some recruiting."

Once Newsome gets out for summer, he'll be taking a trip to the west coast. The four schools he mentioned visiting are Cal, UCLA, USC, and Oregon. The west coast trip will take place June 9-16. He also has plans to visit Alabama July 13-16. Those are not the only five schools Newsome has plans to visit though. Newsome has an official visit set up.

"I'll be visiting Notre Dame as well. I'm real interested in them. I've already set up an official visit with Notre Dame. That will be the first official visit I take in the fall when they play Michigan."

The Golden Domers will play the Amazing Blue September 6.

Newsome recently attended the spring game at Texas and the jury for Charlie Strong is still out.

"They really don't know what they'll do as far as their offensive scheme and things like that. They're still trying to figure out what they've got."

The Longhorns will have more certainty once the incoming class rolls in and Newsome plans to keep a close eye on them in the fall.

Newsome has been very adamant throughout his recruitment that he will take his time and enjoy the process. With offers coming from all over the nation, the standout wide receiver plans to keep official visits to long distance schools.

"All of them except maybe one. I'm probably going to leave that one for a school closer to home. Of course, I'm just trying to get to those schools I really can't visit, but are really serious about."

When Texas Tech came the main part of the topic, Newsome had positive things to say and confirmed the staff is still pushing his recruitment hard. Not only is the staff pushing hard, but also Newsome's close friend and Texas Tech commit Jarrett Stidham.

"Yeah, yeah, he's still trying to convince me," Newsome said with a chuckle.

It seems that Texas Tech is playing with the usual recruiting powerhouses though. Newsome said his final official visit is down to three schools.

"Like I said, the last official visit, I'm really trying to decide if it's going to be Texas, Texas Tech, or OU."

Newsome did not rule out an early commitment, but he did say there is a strong chance he'll wait until January.

"I'm looking to go to the All-American game and that'll be sometime in January and I'll decide then."

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