Once Arizona State's coaching staff reviewed Terrell Newby's junior highlight tape the Sun Devils decided to offer and the West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade running back is happy and surprised at the same time.
Arizona State had not been showing much interest in Newby, a 5-foot-10 prospect who rushed for 2,117 yards and 34 touchdowns on 303 carries in his junior season, but he's excited to learn more about the program.
Newby is taking this seriously. Tuesday night, he was expected to watch some film of Pittsburgh's offense last season since that's where coach Todd Graham and offensive coordinator Mike Norvell previously coached.
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Basically, Newby wants to see if Arizona State's new offense would complement his running style.
"It is relatively new interest," Newby said. "They weren't one of the schools that had been in contact with me in the Pac-12 so it was kind of surprising to me but the coach said they reviewed my film and they wanted to make the offer.
"I definitely want to get out there and meet them. I'm going to go over their film. I'm going to look up some of their offense from Pittsburgh last year and he said it's something I could definitely fit in and that got me excited."
Arizona State is the newest offer for Newby, who also has Colorado, Oregon, Oregon State and Utah on his list. Cal and USC have shown increased interest recently and the West Hills Chaminade standout is expected to attend an upcoming USC spring practice.
"It's actually getting kind of hectic," Newby said. "All my offers are from the Pac-12 and at the same time it's something I really cherish. I want to take my time with recruiting even though it's kind of getting crazy right now."