Newby Turns His Attention

Terrell Newby

With his senior season done, the West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade four-star running back Terrell Newby will focus on recruiting...

West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade running back Terrell Newby (5-10, 185), had a senior season to remember, and as he reflects on it, even he was surprised by how well he played in his final prep campaign.

"Honestly, I look back at it and I had some crazy stats but the main focus was developing the younger players," said Newby. "My junior year was to get myself out there and have a good year, but as a senior, it was definitely about having a successful team season, and obviously, I wasn't able to win a championship, but we had a good year, and built a good foundation (at Chaminade) for the future."

With his high school season done, Newby will now turn his attention fully to recruiting.

"I know it's getting hectic, and a little overwhelming, but you only go through this whole process once, and so I'll take it slow. I'm still planning to take all of my visits a little bit later in the process. It does get overwhelming, but I think I'm handling it well," said Newby.

Newby has taken one official visit, to Nebraska, and plans to take the rest of his visits in December and January.

"The only visit I have set is to Washington on January 18th," said Newby. "Cal, I'll take a visit there, but a lot will depend on which coaches they keep on board and if things change, I'll look at it a little more closely. Coach (Ron) Gould will be a big part of that decision with Cal though."

Newby also plans to visit Oregon and UCLA, with those visits likely to happen in January.

"I'll probably visit UCLA and Oregon after the dead period," said Newby.

A number of coaches have come by and seen Newby at Chaminade.

"Coach (Rich) Fisher and Coach (Ron) Brown from Nebraska came by and I love those guys. Coach (Joel) Thomas from Washington came by last week, and so did Coach (Ron) Gould from Cal and Coach (Steve) Broussard from UCLA," said Newby.

Newby said two schools were recruiting him the hardest.

"Nebraska and UCLA are recruiting me the hardest," said Newby. "They have cool coaches that made me feel good and I like what they're trying to do there at each school."

But Newby said he's still without a favorite.

"I don't really have a favorite right now, I'm really open to each of those schools," said Newby.

Newby said he'd like to have a decision made in advance of Signing Day.

"I want to announce it before Signing Day, it just depends when my last visit in January is," said Newby.

The four-star will be playing in the USA vs. The World Game in Austin on Signing Day.

Brandon is in his eighth year with Scout.com, currently as a National Recruiting Analyst and West Regional Manager. Prior to joining the Scout.com Recruiting Team, he was a team recruiting writer.  He's been covering recruiting for the Scout.com network since 2003.
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