"I thought when he picked Michigan, he jumped the gun a little bit, and I was disappointed, I told him that."Apparently, Virginia Tech is now in the running. But the departure of VA Tech QB coach Kevin Rogers to the Minnesota Vikings was the only thing that kept Newsome from committing to Tech...according to Johnston.
Newsome and his father both refuse to acknowledge any sort of de-commitment from Michigan.
Johnston also cites the commitment of Shavodrick Beaver and the interest of Tate Forcier as reasons why Newsome should reconsider his verbal to the maize & blue.
I personally don't put a lot of weight on the words of a former HS coach. Sure he knows Newsome well, and maybe he has an axe to grind against Rodriguez...but if Newsome was so inclined to listen to his former coach, why did he decide to transfer? This is according to Newsome's father...
The move is so Kevin can "continue to improve at quarterback so he'll be in a better position to step in and help somebody as soon as possible when he gets to college,"So there you go. Newsome is looking to start immediately...obviously. Does Michigan give him the best opportunity to do that? We'll see what kind of senior year he has at Hargrave Military Academy.