Vincent Wilkins

Newton In No Hurry caught up with one of Washington's top running back targets for the 2018 class, Palmdale (Ca.) RB Richard Newton, recently and he said he's just being patient and isn't in a hurry to make a decision...

Newton currently holds eight offers and Washington remains one of his top schools.

"They've always been right there at the top for me," Newton said. "I talk with coach (Keith) Bhonapha almost every day and we have a great relationship."

Less than a week ago, Newton got the chance to work out in front of Bhonapha at Washington's Satellite Camp that was held at College of the Redlands in Southern California.

"It was great to get to work with (Bhonapha) and all of the coaches really," Newton said. "They worked us hard and showed a lot of energy, but they also had a lot of fun."

Newton has yet to make it up to Seattle to check out Washington's campus, but he said the plan is to make the trek north this summer.

"I'm planning on coming up there sometime this summer, but we really haven't set it up just yet," Newton noted. "I definitely want to get up to see Washington, but I am also planning to visit California and I want to get down to UCLA to take part in their camp on the 23rd (of June).

"Washington, Cal, Utah and UNLV are the schools recruiting me the hardest right now. Washington has always been really strong in how they've recruited me and they've always been one of the schools recruiting me the hardest."

As far as when he'd like to make a decision, Newton said he's just being patient.

"I definitely want to take some visits this fall before I decide," Newton said. "I want to see how much interest each school shows in me and the environment at each school. What is it like there? Do I feel comfortable with the coaches and the players?

"I'll probably wait until some point in my senior season before I'll be ready to decide."

As a junior last season, Newton totaled a little over 1,000 yards to go along with 17 touchdowns.

He's rated as the 38th-best tailback recruit in the country by

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