Michigan Football Recruiting: Grant Newsome -- 2015 Commit -- Profile

Posted at 7:00am — 6/13/2014

Michigan Football Recruiting: Grant Newsome — 2015 Commit — Profile

GBMWolverine Readers: Here is an overview of recent verbal commitment Grant Newsome.

Grant becomes the 7th commit for the 2015 recruiting class coming in as a offensive linemen with a lot of good offers from various schools that include football factories and schools that demand their players to have a brain entering college.

Grant Newsome
Height: 6’7
Weight: 280
Number: 72
Current Position: Offensive Line / Defensive Line
Future Position: Offensive Tackle
City/State: Lawrenceville, New Jersey
High School: Lawrenceville Prep
Head Coach: Danny O’Dea
Recruiter: Coach Dan Ferrigno and Darrell Funk
Committed: 6/11/2014
Top 5 other Offers: Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Penn State, and Wisconsin.
Vertical: 27:
20-Yard Shuttle: 4.9
Power Throw: 38′
GPA: 3.65
Class: 2015 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Verbal Commit).

Grant Newsome 3Follow Grant: on Twitter


24/7: 4-star.
ESPN: 4-star.
Rivals: 4-star.
Scout: 4-star.

Note: Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMWolverine Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.

Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.

GBMWolverine Rankings: .

10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.
7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.

6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.
5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.

Small disagreement between staff members who was going back and forth between 7 1/2 and 8 footballs so we will leave it up to the readers and their decision.

Side Note:

Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.

Grant Newsome 1Overview:

Grant Newsome attends one of the top prep schools on the East Coast, Lawrenceville Prep. He is a very large high school lineman, and plays offensive tackle and the 1-tech spot on the defensive line in high school. With considerable certainty,

Grant was recruited to play offense tackle at Michigan. Newsome has excellent measurables for a player of his size, including a 27″ vertical and a 4.9 pro shuttle. As with most of the 2014 and 2015 commits, Grant is an excellent student with a 3.65 GPA and an impressive offer list.


Grant has great length and has the long arms needed to play left tackle. He moves his feet very well and shows a solid pass set. Also, he gets off the ball well and shows a solid punch; blocks the 2nd level and plays to the whistle. Like most young players possessing monster size, Grant uses his size and strength to at times dominate the competition.

Grant Newsome 4Concerns/Needs Work:

Grant needs to work on his overall agility and especially his knee bend. He has a tendency to be a bit high with his pad level. As with most high school linemen, Grant needs to get bigger and stronger. He also needs to refine his technique. Many large high-schoolers have a habit of relying on their size rather than technique.

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will likely red-shirt his first year like most offensive linemen especially with the depth and recruiting Michigan has gained since Coach Hoke arrived on the University of Michigan’s campus.

Grant Newsome reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Jeff Backus — who played Offensive Tackle.

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Final Thoughts:

We welcome Grant Newsome to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

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