Newman Earns Big 12 Offer

West Virginia dipped into the Tarheel State to offer its latest quarterback prospect in the class of 2016.

The early recruitment of Jamie Newman continues to escalate.

On the heels of a hectic summer where the Graham (N.C.) product camped at numerous colleges, attended both the Elite 11 and NFTC’s and collected two scholarship offers, things haven’t slowed down.

Earlier this week West Virginia became the latest school to throw its hat in the ring, offering the talented signal-caller a scholarship.

“It was amazing,” Newman said, describing his reaction to the Mountaineer offer. “West Virginia is a great football program. It was very exciting and a blessing. I received [the offer] from my coach and was told to contact coach [Lonnie] Galloway.

Newman (6-3, 215 lbs.), who describes his early recruiting success as a “blessing”, has collected offers from Duke. N.C. State and Boston College in addition to the newest verbal offer from West Virginia.

Despite limited familiarity with the Mountaineers, he has enough understanding to be intrigued by what they have to offer.

“Besides the spread offense, I do not know much about them,” Newman said. “I plan to learn more on them in the near future.

"A spread offense really stretches the defenses out and utilizes the teams speed,” Newman continued. “It makes the defense account for all eleven guys.”

Newman plans to visit a handful of schools this fall, with West Virginia being one of those destinations.

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