Newton schedules visit to MSU

He's the trigger-man at one of the top JUCO programs in the country, but last year at this time, current Blinn QB Cameron Newton (6-6, 245) wasn't even on the field. That's because he was sitting behind Tim Tebow at Florida. But now that he's back on the field, he's got schools from across the college landscape looking at him and recently he scheduled his first visit...

Newton has helped lead the Buccaneers to an 8-0 record and the top ranking in the JC Grid-wire Top 25 poll by completing 66% of his passes for 2,066 yards, 20 touchdowns and only two interceptions while rushing for 461 yards and 11 more touchdowns.

"It's been such a relief to get back on the field again," Newton admitted to "Being all sore again and knowing that you did something special out on the field just is the best feeling in the world.

"I've been playing this game for a while and it's always fun to play. Sitting was tough, but I'm here now and I'm focused on our season and getting us a National Championship."

Newton's size and athleticism are evident the moment he steps on the field, but what teams aren't prepared for is his accuracy.

"I think I've surprised some people, but I've got a lot of great guys around me so that makes it a lot easier," Newton said.

On the recruiting front, Newton recently scheduled his official visit to Mississippi State to check out their annual tilt against Ole Miss.

"Yeah, I'll be there," Newton said. "I'm actually pretty excited about it because coach (Dan) Mullen was my offensive coordinator at Florida and he and all of the coaches there have done a great job recruiting me again."

Besides the Bulldogs, Newton said he's aware of two other schools that he plans to visit.

"Really, I think it will end up being Tennessee and Kansas State for my other two visits," Newton said. "Those teams are all playing big games against top teams every week and I will be visiting them after the season.

"I want to sign in December so I really will have to pack it all in together with our playoff run, but I feel confident I will get those in and then make my decision."

Newton is a redshirt sophomore so wherever he ends up he'll have two years to play two once he steps on campus.

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