November 29, 2010

Tampa linebacker to visit Colorado State

Options are beginning to present themselves to Tampa (Fla.) linebacker Tevin Newman. The 6-foot-2, 190-pound defender holds seven scholarship offers after a season that saw him collect eight sacks.

Newman played defensive end and linebacker for Robinson Senior High School in Tampa, posting a 10.5 sack season as a junior and following that up with an eight-sack performance this season. He is being recruited primarily as a linebacker, but said he does prefer defensive end.

"I can wrack up my stats as a defensive end," Newman said.

Newman, who said he doesn't have any favorites yet, holds scholarship offers from Colorado State, Washington State, Youngstown State, Eastern Michigan, Minnesota, Bethune-Cookman and New Mexico. Newman said he plans to visit Eastern Michigan, Minnesota and Colorado State, where he is being recruited by tight ends coach Todd Stroud.

"He (Stroud) said they want me up there as a linebacker," Newman said. "They said I could play middle linebacker or outside linebacker."

This season Robinson ran its record to 9-2 and the second round of state playoffs. Newman said he has consciously waited until the end of the season to take his visits or get really serious about his recruitment. He said his plan was to find a school which had his major (undecided) and when he can get on the field. He added distance from home isn't an issue, either.

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