Terrell Newby to Nebraska: Cornhuskers Land Top-Ranked Football Recruit

Timothy RappFeatured ColumnistJanuary 9, 2013

(Image via 247Sports.com)
(Image via 247Sports.com)

Terrell Newby of California's Chaminade College Prep School has officially signed with Nebraska, and will be an excellent addition to the Cornhuskers.

Omaha World-Herald reporter Sam McKewon had the news:

Running back Terrell Newby – who posted back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons and ran for 105 touchdowns in his career at Los Angeles Chaminade High School – picked NU over UCLA in a press conference at his high school. The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder also considered offers from California, Washington and Oregon.

Newby brings a lot of production to the next level, having rushed for 2,305 yards and 45 rushing touchdowns in his senior season, according to 247Sports. Most high school running backs don't have that level of production in a career, yet alone one season.

He's listed at 5'10" and 185 pounds.

247Sports has him listed as a 4-star recruit and the 23rd-ranked running back in the 2013 class. He's also ranked as the No. 37 prospect coming out of California this year.

There's no doubt that Newby comes highly recommended.

ESPN Insider has the following scouting report on the dangerous runner:

Newby is an explosive runner who can move the chains and is a productive back with a decisive style that translates well to the college level. He possesses a solid, compact frame and above average running strength. He flashes better burst than top-end speed—he can break it open quickly but lacks a second gear. This is a decisive, sharp-cutting back with the burst to get through the tight inline seams or quickly bounce outside.

Newby looks like the sort of player who should be able to do it all for his team. He's strong enough to eventually be Nebraska's workhorse. He's quick and shifty enough to be a change-of-pace or third-down back early in his career. He can run inside or outside with equal production.

Like most college backs, he'll have to be a quick study when it comes to learning a new scheme and blitz pickup if he wants to see the field early on. But the physical tools are there.

For his career, Newby rushed for 5,794 yards and 97 touchdowns. He also caught 42 passes for 387 yards and another score. If you ever wanted to see what a solid recruiting resume looks like, those numbers are it.


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