Ryan Newsome is the No 193 ranked player in the class of 2015, the No 27 ranked wide receiver in 2015 and the No 4 ranked wide receiver in the state Texas. Newsome checks in at 5-foot-8, 170-pounds with speed to burn. He is from Aledo (Texas) and a four-star wide receiver.
Newsome has offers from major programs across the country including Alabama, UCLA, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma and Ole Miss to name a few. He will make his official visit with the Longhorns this weekend. This is a visit Newsome, and his family are looking forward to and have been for a while. What makes this trip a little more interesting is the addition of linebacker Darrin Kirkland and his family. The two have struck up a pretty tight relationship and have talked about playing together at the next level. They were also on the official visit to Oklahoma together and spent lots of time talking about each others futures moving forward.Evaluation:
Newsome is one of the premiere speed prospects in the country. He is also one of the top-rated slot wide receivers and deservedly so. He brings exactly what you want in this style of player. He can line up all over the field and gash defense with big plays and can score any time he gets his hands on the ball. A dangerous return man, which is an understatement, because he is the No. 1 guy in Texas High School Football in punt return TDs.
Darrin Kirkland is the No 121 ranked player in the class of 2015. He is the No 5 ranked middle linebacker in 2015; the No 2 ranked backer in the Midwest, and the No 1 ranked middle linebacker in the state. Kirkland checks in at 6-2, 230-pounds out of Indianapolis (IN) Lawrence Central.Evaluation:
Very smart, instinctive player who always seems to be in a good position and around the football. Takes good angles to the ball, rarely takes false steps and shows good closing ability. Kirkland has gotten stronger and thicker over the last year and needs to continue to do that.
Malik Jefferson is the No 2 ranked player in the class of 2015. He is the No 1 linebacker in the country and No 1 overall player in the state of Texas. He checks in at 6-foot-3, 215-pounds from Poteet (Texas)Evaluation:
Makes a ton of plays behind the line of scrimmage. He has a long, athletic frame, but is ripped. Still has room to add some more size, which makes his physique potential even more impressive. He uses his hands well when needed to get off his blocks and has tremendous closing speed in the open field. He gets off the ball quickly, and a fast first step gives him and advantage. Finishes well and rarely does a back get away after he makes contact.
Connor Williams is the No 36 ranked offensive tackle prospect in the class of 2015. He is the No 6 ranked tackle prospect from the state of Texas. Williams is 6-foot-5, 280-pounds from Coppell (Texas) Williams holds offers from Texas, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio State and Nebraska to name a few.
Garrett Thomas is another offensive tackle prospect committed to Texas. He checks in as the No 63 ranked offensive tackle prospect in the class of 2015, and the No 2 ranked tackle prospect in Louisiana.
A pair of junior college teammates who recently committed to Texas will round out the group of official visitors this weekend.
Quincy Vasser is a defensive lineman who pulled the trigger this week. Tristan Nickelson is an offensive tackle prospect. Both players are from Navarro College in League City (Texas)