Phil Kornblut

Newell will visit again this summer before decision

DL Peyton Newell of Hawatha, KS has six finalists but will visit only two of them this summer before making his decision August 30th.

Newell is down to USC, Georgia, Nebraska, Kansas, Kansas State and Southern Cal. He is going to the Big Red Weekend at Nebraska June 15th and the USC Showcase Camp in late July. The Gamecocks, Cornhuskers and Georgia are particularly strong with him though Newell is not ready to call them his top three.

USC recruiter GA Mangus visited Newell twice in the final weeks of May and those visits helped the Gamecocks. "I've had quite a bit of contact with him the last few weeks," Newell said. "I'm building a good relationship with him and getting more comfortable. It's going well right now."

Newell plans to release a top three about two weeks before he announces. There is no leader right now. "Honestly it goes back and forth every week," he said.

Newell said the decision is all his with his parents leaving up to him to make the call. Newell will have a press conference at his school to announce his decision.