DL Peyton Newell of Hawatha, KS came half way across the country for USC's recent junior day and left with a good impression of the program.
"I was impressed with the facilities and the coaching staff," Newell said. He spent most of time with recruiter GA Mangus but also met with defensive line coach Deke Adams and Steve Spurrier. "I liked coach Adams," he said. "I can definitely see myself playing down there."
Newell will go to junior days at Kansas this Saturday and Oklahoma March 9th. He has over 20 offers including USC, TCU, Baylor, Iowa, UCLA, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Cal, Purdue, BYU, Duke, West Virginia and Arizona State. He's also getting strong interest from Georgia.
Newell said he wants to trim his list to five by his spring break the week of March 23rd. USC has a good chance of making the five. "I definitely have high interest in them," Newell said adding that distance is not a factor. He will try to visit USC again this summer.
He'd like to make his decision around the start of the season.