Texas Wideout Eyeing East Lansing
Ryan Newsome is looking for a new home after he was granted a transfer release. Newsome spent one year with the Texas Longhorns and Michigan State is in the mix, according to 247sports.com.
Newsome is also considering Alabama, Arizona State, USC, Texas A&M and Tennessee. He told the site that he doesn't expect his list of potential schools to change.
Last season he appeared in three games as a freshmen catching four passes for 23 yards and saw some action on special teams racking up 110 kick yards on six kick returns.
The 5-foot-8 sophomore attributed his transfer on his role with the Longhorns and his height. “I don’t want to be wasting three years just doing punt return when I can play slot. I feel like I should be able to showcase that. I really didn’t feel like the system fit me because the guys are more like 6-foot- 3, 6-foot- 4 in the slot and I really didn’t feel like I fit that mold. I just felt like they didn’t want to use me like that,” said Newsome.
The sophomore wideout also spoke about his recruitment experience with MSU. "Initially, they were the first school to contact me and, supposedly, before I signed (with Texas), they were interested in me, too. They told me I am what they’re looking for. They said I’m their guy.”
Newsome will likely sit out the entire 2016 season.