No Rush for Newman

Caleb Newman

Lynden (Wash.) outside linebacker Caleb Newman breaks down his recruitment and timeline for making a decision…

Lynden (Wash.) outside linebacker Caleb Newman helped lead his Lion teammates to a opening round playoff dismantling of Sultan, 47-28.

"Our big goal was to get better, there are a lot of good teams down the road," said Newman. "Our starting guys came out fired up and set a tone right off the bat, which was good for us."

Newman, who holds offers from Air Force, Army and Washington State, talked about where things stand in recruiting and what his process will look like.

"I have been over to Air Force; I went on an unofficial visit and checked out the campus. I really liked it over there," said Newman. "I am going to wait, wait until the season ends and kind of enjoy the moment right now and live it up. Wait until after the season and maybe take a couple other visits. I have been in contact with some other people, so we'll see if something happens."

The 6'3" 225lbs athlete discussed the criteria he will use to make a decision.

"There is a lot that goes into it, I am a little lost with the whole thing right now… still kind of a shock," said Newman. "I want to play a high level of football and go somewhere the education can help me out in life afterwards. I realize football isn't going to be there forever so I am interested in the education."

At an athletic 6'3" 225lbs, Newman could line up at a litany of positions. He talked about where college coaches see him fitting in.

"Right now I am mainly getting looked at for outside linebacker. Which is what I really enjoy, holding that edge and coming off the edge," said Newman. "I have a couple people that have talked to me about inside linebacker, but mainly just linebacker."

Newman is just trying to enjoy a successful senior year both on the field and in recruiting.

"I have been working forever for this to come around. It's been a dream of mine to play a high level of football," said Newman. "I was kind of nervous about it at first, but I got my first offer back in May during state track and I knew I was going to have a lot of big opportunities ahead of me."


Jake Worthen is a West Recruiting Analyst for Scout.com.
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