"Recently it's been getting hectic with all kinds of schools coming by the house and stopping by school at anytime, but at the same time I'm loving it because you only go through this once," Newby told Badger nation. My main schools that have offered are Oregon, UCLA , Nebraska and Washington and they have been recruiting me the hardest."
The Badgers and linebackers coach Andy Buh have been busy in the state of California since the summer. Having already secured a verbal commitment from Crespi four-star safety Tyler Foreman and finished in the top three for a number of other prospects, the Badgers and Buh have started to express their desire in Newby.
"I've talked to Coach Buh a little bit," said Newby. "He also came out to a game and liked the way I played. He said he hasn't seen a performance like that in a while. I've taken one official visit to Nebraska so far and I'm still looking to set others up.
"I don't have a leader, I'm very open to other schools and I have a great interest in Wisconsin. I love how they run the ball and the type of program they have established themselves to be. There also a well-known name here in LA because of their offensive line, which is obviously appealing to a running back and I've only heard good things about the program. I just really love how they run the ball and I think it for sure showed in last few games."
The 5-10, 185-pound four-star tailback, who runs a blazing 4.39 40-yard dash time, holds multiple offers from all across the nation, but recognized that a Wisconsin offer would mean a lot to him, even with the some of the question marks that currently surround the program.
"I'd have to say (a Wisconsin offer) would be a huge eye opener for me in my recruitment," said Newby. "I'd really love to actually get the chance to get up there. They would for sure be in my top five schools. The head coach leaving doesn't affect me at all. I didn't know much about him really, but I know that I have someone new to research, so it didn't really faze me."
Rated the No.24 running back in the country by Scout.com, Newby led his team to a 12-2 record and a runner-up finish in the CIF championship game. Finishing the year with over 2,000 yards and 45 rushing touchdowns, Newby has taken immense pride in his game and building relationships with college coaches.
"I like to pride myself on having all elements of a back with speed, strength, blocking and catching," he said. "I like to bring all those parts into my game. I think it's my relationship with the people in the program and where I feel like I can fit into the system. I also want to be comfortable with where I'm going to live in the next four years. Those are some things I am looking at."