Tampa (Fla.) Robinson linebacker Tevin Newman took an official visit to the University of New Mexico in December. A month later, he decided that he wanted to be a part of Mike Locksley's program.
"I committed to New Mexico," Newman said. "I just liked them and it was ideal for me. They are in the rebuilding process and I have a chance to get on the field early there."
The 6-foot-2, 195-pound linebacker said that he chose New Mexico over offers from Minnesota and Colorado State, among others. He said his visit in December was what put the Lobos on top for his services.
"I took a visit up there and I just liked it," Newman said. "I liked the environment and everything. I then talked it over with my family and made my decision."
His primary recruiter was David Reaves, the quarterbacks coach for New Mexico. He said that the first-year assistant was great to deal with.
"He just gave me all of the information about things with them and stayed in regular contact," Newman said. "He made me feel comfortable with them."
As a senior, Newman registered 63 tackles and eight sacks. He expects to see the field early on in his career at New Mexico.
"I see myself at outside linebacker for them," Newman said. "They blitz a lot and I like a blitzing team."
With a little less than a month before Signing Day, Newman said that he doesn't intend to entertain any other suitors.
"I am done," Newman said.