Xavier Newman Visits Texas Spring Game

Texas fans can expect in the neighborhood of four offensive line players on National Signing Day 2017. Will Xavier Newman be one of them? The Desoto (Texas) De Soto High School standout loved his visit to Texas for the annual Spring game this past weekend.

Xavier Newman checks in at 6-foot-3, 275-pounds.  He is a three-star player with offers from Colorado, Mississippi State, Missouri, Texas Tech, Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas State and Texas to name a few.

 

“My experience was GREAT and I loved it,” Xavier Newman said.  “I got a chance to talk to some of the 2017 commits and I loved it. “The thing that impressed me the most was the way Coach Strong carried himself and how he presented as a straight forward guy.”

 

Newman spent time with more than just Charlie Strong.  

 

“I talked to Coach Strong and we talked about where I would fit into their new offense,” Newman said. “Also, I talked to the o-line coach and we were basically building a relationship and getting to know each other. We talked about how much I would change when I leave the University of Texas and how much I will grow as a football player and a man. The best part was getting to see the facilities and how the University of Texas run things also I think highly of Coach Strong he is a very awesome coach.”

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 inside 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 quite 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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