Newsome raking up college interest, named MaxPreps’ junior All-American

Remember when we were all spun into a tizzy when we heard Marcus Outlow’s Division I college interest/offers last month?

Ansonia’s 5-8 back Arkeel Newsome has quite the collection himself.

According to a late-December report in ESPN Boston, which spoke with both Ansonia coach Tom Brockett and his two-time all-state tailback, Newsome has racked up a list of suitors.

In addition to offers from UConn and UMass, Brockett told the website Rutgers, Penn State and Syracuse were in to see Newsome before Christmas.

“He’s even getting some interest in the state of Florida -– Florida and Florida State. I would guess between now and May he’ll have another 15-20 [offers],” Brockett told ESPN Boston.

Also, the website said Newsome lists Boston College, Connecticut, Florida, Miami, Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Florida and Syracuse as schools “he hears from the most.”

Newsome, Hearst CT’s 2011 MVP who is in the running for the Walter Camp Foundation’s Connecticut Player of the Year award (along with Hand’s Matt Walsh and Xavier quarterback Tim Boyle), was named to MaxPrep’s Junior All-American team this week.

Sean Patrick Bowley