Getting to Know OG Xavier Newman

Texas is one of the latest offers for three-star offensive guard Xavier Newman. The 6-foot-3, 280-pound standout checks in from Desoto (Texas) De Soto High School. He holds offers from over a dozen schools including Missouri, Texas Tech, Illinois, Mississippi State and Texas.

Charlie Strong and the rest of the Texas staff are looking for a few good men in the trenches.  Longhorn fans can expect four to five offensive linemen when National Signing day arrives. 

Getting to Know Xavier Newman

“My favorite NFL team was the Dallas Cowboys, and I didn’t have a favorite college team.  My favorite player of all time is Michael Oher,” Xavier Newman said.

What would Newman be doing if he wasn’t practicing or playing football?

“I would be watching TV, listening to music or hanging out with my friends,” Newman said.

“My favorite movie is The Wood, and my favorite TV show is Martin,” Newman said.

“My favorite food is a double bacon cheeseburger,” Newman said.

What does the future four-star standout say about Charlie Strong?

“I think Charlie Strong is a good coach, and the Texas Longhorns are a great team,” Newman said.  “They are on the rise back to the top.”

What makes Newman a great football player?

“I am very physical, versatile, and I play through the whistle,” Newman said.  “Also, I am very intelligent.”

Scout.com Take

Xavier Newman is a quality Power Five-caliber offensive lineman with playing experience at left tackle in Texas high school football's largest classification. Newman is an established drive-blocker who thrives in the run game. He gets his hands on his target and consistently steers opponents where he wants them to go. He also does a good job of staying on his blocks and finishing them through the whistle. Newman's frame more resembles that of a guard-to-guard player, though he does have adequate length and the requisite playing experience on the outside. He's getting offers as a combo OG/OT prospect. Newman possesses a good ceiling as a pass protector though he sometimes looks like can't entirely turn off his drive-blocking instincts. That said, his tenacity and aggression are a welcome site for any program looking for quality O-line prospect from one of Texas' most talent-laden programs. - Gabe Brooks 

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