On Monday, the Huskers took a step towards filling one of their biggest needs for the 2019 recruiting class. Three-star (HV Rating: 84.3) defensive back Quinton Newsome from Suwanee, Georgia, joined the class when he announced his verbal commitment on social media.
— 6 (@Qnew_2019) August 6, 2018
The versatile defender (6-2, 180) took a trip to Lincoln with his family on July 29. He had a pair of freshman hosts for the weekend in Adrian Martinez and Will Farniok. The fit between Newsome and Nebraska is a good one. The North Gwinnett standout shows a willingness to come down and make the tackle which is something that defensive backs coach Travis Fisher has consistently said he needs in his room.
Let’s Go big baby!!! 🌽🌽🌽🌽🔥🔥🔥🔥 it’s getting hot in here.
— Travis Fisher (@CoachTFisher) August 6, 2018
Newsome becomes the 16th member of the 2019 recruiting class. He is also the first defensive back in the class. The Huskers will likely look to take four defensive backs in this class. Newsome chose Nebraska over his other finalists, Georgia and Auburn.
Following the commitment of Newsome the Huskers now have another player from Georgia coming to the roster. The staff has strong connections in the state. Sean Beckton has long recruited the area, Fisher goes after defensive backs in the Atlanta area often and the Huskers landed several commitments in the 2018 class from the Peach State.
Junior linebacker Mo Barry was asked on Monday about the influx of talent to Lincoln from his home state and he couldn’t have been prouder.
“I’m happy. I can’t wait, picture day, we’re taking that Georgia picture," he said. "I’m loving the Georgia recruiting right now. I just feel like Georgia, we have coachable players, we have fast, talented players, and I think we produce the best football players.”
Greg is the Recruiting Analyst for Hail Varsity and has covered Husker athletics since 2013. He has always had a passion for sports while growing up in the Chicago area. As he got older and had to hang up his cleats and sneakers, he realized his passion for sports went beyond just watching and attending games. He has covered many events from the Rose Bowl to championship boxing matches. If he’s not talking sports, he’s hovering over his grill. He is married to an amazing woman, Kim, and they have a dog that barks when Greg yells at the TV during games.