“It was great just to see two of my top teams in that setting and that environment,” said Newsome. “And I wanted to see a good game being played and got to see a great one. It was a good experience to see those to top teams go at it.”
On Friday night, Newesome had UCLA receivers coach Eric Yarber on the sidelines of his game.
“Coach Yarbs came to watch me play so that was cool,” said Newsome. “Coach (Jim) Mora hit me up before the game and said he wished he could come but that Coach Yarbs would be there.”
Newsome said watching the two teams play showed him how big of a role he could fill.
“I think both teams are in need of a guy like me,” said Newsome. “It’s one of those things that they both have really good receivers, but both had one missing piece where they need to have someone who can go over the top.”
Newsome also felt that the recruiting pitches he’s gotten from both schools bore out exactly how the coaches have told him.
“Coaches tell you all the time, ‘we need a guy like you’ but once you actually see it and it’s true, it means more,” said Newsome. “It’s interesting because both UCLA and Texas told me they have a lot of big receivers. UCLA has a lot of big guys like Eldridge Massington and Devin Lucien and even Devin Fuller could play outside. But they need a guy like me that can make plays and take the top off of defenses.”
Newsome has had to reschedule some of his official visits, moving a few of them around since he had to take the SAT this fall.
“I was going to visit Texas when they played Baylor, but we’re going to reschedule that one for December,” said Newsome.
“I’m going for the Arizona game to UCLA, that will be my official visit,” said Newsome. “I talked to my good buddy Josh Rosen and I think that will be the weekend that he officially visits UCLA too.”
He’ll visit Tennessee officially the weekend before he visits Los Angeles, when the Vols host Alabama and then he’ll be in Norman to visit Oklahoma the following weekend after his UCLA trip for when the Sooners host Baylor.
“I’m trying to get that full flared official visit, with the great environments and the great games, so I tried picking all the big ones,” said Newsome.