Nebraska landed a commitment from 3-star defensive end (HV Rating: 86.3) Mosai Newsom. He made things public when he announced his decision on Twitter Monday morning.
— Mosai (@newsom_5) July 23, 2018
Newsom made three separate trips to Lincoln this spring, while forming a bond with the staff and players on the team. He first made a surprise visit on March 15 and returned for Junior Day on April 7. Newsom was also at the practice in April where over 100 former Nebraska football players were in attendance, which left a big impression.
“That was awesome," Newsom said. "It showed the brotherhood that they have. It was really special. My dad and I also got to talk with coach [Tom] Osborne which was incredible. It was a great time.”
Newsom was a high priority for Nebraska in this recruiting class, especially as they continue to look for the right players for the defensive line. Defensive coordinator Erik Chinander was Newsom’s lead recruiter, showing the coach's dedication to recruiting his home state. The Waverly, Ia., prospect is viewed as a near perfect fit at defensive end for Mike Dawson's line. He also has the versatility to slide anywhere along the line of scrimmage to give different looks.
Newsom becomes Nebraska's 14th known commitment in the 2019 class. Landing Newsom also means the Huskers were able to keep him from joining another Big Ten roster. He chose the Nebraska over Iowa, Minnesota and Michigan State.
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.