Newsome Considering Decision Date

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Western Branch (Chesapeake, VA) quarterback Kevin Newsome has received scholarship offers from top Division 1A programs throughout the country. As college coaches jockey for position, the 6-3, 205-pound signal caller has been making unofficial visits and also considering when a college decision could come. Right now, he does have a tentative date in mind.

“I would like to commit by August 10th, which is the day we start practice,” Newsome said. “I would like to focus as much on football and having a successful season as possible. My team needs me and I want to be there for them as much as I can.”

Over the last year or so, Newsome has taken numerous unofficial visits. The most recent school to score a visit is the University of Michigan, a program the Tidewater star experienced this past week.

“I just came from Michigan,” Newsome said. “It was great. The facilities up there were great. The new coaching staff there is great and everything.”

Asked if Coach Rich Rodriguez discussed the possibility of early playing time, Newsome answered, “In a perfect world, playing all four years would be great. In reality, Coach Rod is going to make a good team a great team. If I did go to Michigan and they did red-shirt me, I’d be patient and keep learning.”

Virginia Tech remains in contention with Newsome, who has been to Blacksburg several times previously. He knows the program well and therefore may not need to make a return visit this spring.

“I’m supposed to be going to a couple of other schools. I might visit Northwestern and Boston College,” Newsome said of his spring plans. He is considering trips to Stanford and UCLA in the early summer “As far as Virginia Tech goes, I’ve already memorized the campus and I know most of the players. I already know Virginia Tech is great. It is in a great area and it is a great school. I’ll probably not be back up there soon because of track and traveling to other schools I haven’t seen yet. Then again, I might go there. I’m not totally sure.”

North Carolina and Penn State are other schools Newsome has been able to visit. He discussed each of those programs as well.

“With UNC, Coach Davis and Coach Shoop and all those coaches are from the NFL and that is great,” Newsome said. “Penn State, of course, has the great Joe