Prospect Update: Syvelle Newton
6-2, 205, 4.41
As a junior he Newton passed for 1761 yards and 23 touchdowns and rushed for
2063 yards and 24 scores. Selected to the SC North-South All-Star Game.
Visits w/ player comments:
Clemson 1/10 -
South Carolina 1/17 -
Vanderbilt 1/31 - "It's a program in the making. I also have a good friend
there. If I made the decision to go there I feel I could start at any skill
How was your trip to South Carolina this weekend?
"I got there after one of my basketball games on Friday night. I got in
about 12. Lance Laury, my host, was there to pick me up. I talked to some
of the coaches and then we went out and hung out with a lot of football players
and recruits. I had fun. Then on Saturday I had another fun day. I got a
chance to meet with some of the professors and see how the campus at USC was."
Are the Gamecocks your leader now?
"I had a good visit to Clemson. I had a better visit to South
Carolina. But you know the visit doesn't really make the decision of where I
want to go. But I did see Derrick Hamilton, my host from last week, down at
South Carolina at one of the little parties. He kind of acted like he didn't
know who I was. That kind of threw me off. I didn't know what was going
Is UCLA out now?
"Yeah. The new coaches didn't really get to see me play. When
they saw the film they felt different than the old coaching staff did."
Is it going to be a signing day decision?
"Yeah I think that is best. You never know. They could sign another
quarterback or another guy at your position when they told you they wasn't.
I want to ride the whole process out. You never know what could happen."
Has recruiting affected your basketball season or school work?
"Recruiting has given more a reason to get in the classroom and do what I
got to do to get the job done. I don't want to end up like one of my best
friends who went to Marlboro County. He went though a lot switching
schools. I don't want to end up like that."
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