Fort Worth, Texas- On Sunday, many of the top prospects in the state of Texas converged on the TCU campus to take part in the NIKE Football Training Camp. Though there were quite a few big names in attendance, plenty of other players performed quite well.
One of the somewhat lesser-known attendees was Lancaster (Texas) athlete Ladarius Newbold. The 6-foot, 180-pound junior has drawn the attention of several colleges with two having already extended offers.
"I've been hearing from a lot of schools," Newbold said. "Some of the main ones are Oklahoma, TCU, Oregon, UNT, Texas and Iowa State. UNT has already offered me so has Iowa State. TCU and Oklahoma seem like they could be close."
Newbold will make his first unofficial campus visit this coming weekend to a Big 12 school.
"I haven't been to any schools yet," he said. "I'm going to Oklahoma next week for the spring game. That will be my first trip. North Texas just sent me something this week wanting me to go up there and watch a couple of practices but I won't be able to make it because I'm still doing track."
The speedy junior plays both wide receiver and cornerback for Lancaster and could play a number of positions at the next level.
"It's different with each school," Newbold said. "TCU is recruiting me as a corner but everybody else pretty much says receiver or corner. I feel more comfortable on offense right now but I actually like corner better."
As far as the recruiting process, Newbold says it is still too early to name any favorites or to have a timetable set for a commitment.
"Not really. Everybody is just balanced right now," he said. "Out of the schools that haven't offered me, I'm really hoping for Oklahoma and Oregon to.
"I don't really have a timeline on the decision. I guess I'll do it when things just feel right."