[UPDATE: Newsome picks Penn State. Under section 4.29 of the BSD Administrative Code, I am obligat...
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Also, a local news video report from Virginia, helpfully flagged by BSD reader "psu". You'll love the Overdramatic Sportscaster Voice, too.]
The highly praised, Virginia quarterback recruit makes his selection this afternoon.
There pretty much are no other recruiting options available at this late date if Newsome decides to go elsewhere. The Lions suddenly became shorthanded at the position when talented sophomore Pat Devlin decided to transfer last week.
"It's huge," Bob Lichtenfels of Scout.com, a national recruiting service, said of the decision. "He's a dual threat guy with a strong arm. He's not (Ohio State's) Terrelle Pryor with the ball in his hands, but he's in between Clark and Pryor. He's faster and more athletic than Clark ..."
Penn State's offensive "system fits his skill set, and they need him," Lichtenfels said. "He can step in and learn from Darryl that first year and really learn the offense and, by year number two, probably be your starting quarterback."
Newsome's college transition will be aided by his early graduation from high school and enrolling at the school of his choice next month. He will be able to participate in an entire spring workout session.
Penn State is considered by most experts to be the leader for Newsome's services, especially in light of the Pat Devlin transfer. As with all other aspects of the dirty business known as college recruiting, there are no certainties. You hear that? None, nada.
A dazzling array of highlights, while we wait:
Kevin Newsome (via InvisionSportsNet)