The 6-foot-3, 275-pound Xavier Newman checks in from Desoto (Texas) De Soto High School. The three-star offensive center loved what he saw from his future teammates on Sunday.
“My overall experience was great,” Xavier Newman said. “I really enjoyed myself and I had a great time and the fan base is CRAZY and at the game it was LOUD! I was feeling great and we were crunk. I was with the team and I could feel the unity and I can’t wait to be there playing. I was with Josh Thompson, Kobe Boyce and Damion Miller most of the time. I got a chance to chill with Walker Little and my thoughts are people are sleeping on Texas.”
Inside the Numbers
Position Rank No 6
Midland C Rank No 3
Texas C Rank No 2
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