Catching up with OG Xavier Newman

On April 20th, 2016 offensive guard Xavier Newman announced his intentions to play for the Texas Longhorns and Charlie Strong. The three-star Desoto (Texas) standout holds offers from Texas, Colorado, Colorado State, Illinois and Kansas State to name a few.

The 6-foot-3, 280-pound guard is preparing himself for the Opening next month and a Big 12 visit.


“I have been working out and getting better for the Opening and the season and I am planning a trip to OU,” Xavier Newman said.


Newman has enjoyed the recruiting process overall.


“I like that the schools do everything to gain your interest and it’s not much I dislike,” Newman said.


Newman stays in touch with offensive line/run game coordinator coach Matt Mattox. 


“We speak and Coach [Matt] Mattox and we talk about school, football and summer stuff,” Newman said. 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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