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.”
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 Brooksnull