Bartlett (Ill.) two star ranked tight end prospect Todd Newman (6-foot-4, 245 pounds) had given his verbal commitment in early December to Bowling Green State University. Things change however in the recruiting world, and Newman has decided to decommit from the Falcons and has recommitted to Indiana University.
"It was a tough thing for me to do but after my official visit to Indiana I needed to do what I felt was best," Newman said. "I was offered a scholarship the week before I made my official visit, and I verballed to the Hoosiers right after my visit."
Newman talked about why he decided to recommit to the Indiana Hoosiers.
"Indiana is Big Ten football as well as a Big Ten education, and that was always my goal from the start of my recruiting. Coach (Terry) Hoeppner and the coaches at Indiana are great, and I have a feeling that they will turn things around for Indiana football. Indiana has a great campus, and I was also impressed with the facilities at IU. They have great facilities and they are also in the middle of doing several upgrades. Educationally Indiana also offers a very good education, and Indiana was just too good of an opportunity for me to pass up."
Newman admits that it was very difficult to call the Bowling Green coaching staff and tell them he was changing his college decision.
"It was a really tough thing to call the coaches at Bowling Green. They were great during my recruiting process, and they also understood my change and they remain first class all the way. I still have a lot of respect for the coaches at Bowling Green."
"It was an interesting few weeks, that's for sure. In the end everything has worked out for the best, I'm excited and really happy that I'll be signing my letter on Wednesday to Indiana University."