Wide receiver Ryan Newsome, who had a minimal impact while playing for Texas as a freshman, announced on Monday that he was transferring. He now has listed the six schools he’s interested in and it’s apparent that Newsome has no interest in “dropping down in class” in terms of where he wants to play next.
In an interview with 247Sports Tuesday night, Newsome listed his six schools with three of those being in the Southeastern Conference. The list: Former Texas wide receiver Ryan Newsome listed Alabama, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Michigan State, Arizona State and USC.
“I know more schools will come after me but more than likely that list won’t change,” Newsome told the site. “I’m really excited for those schools and I know for a fact those schools are interested in me. I’m visiting Arizona State and Michigan State next week.”
UCLA fans are probably disappointed that Newsome won’t give the Bruins a second chance. He orally committed to UCLA but on national signing day in 2015 Newsome flipped and signed with Texas.
A 5-foot-8, 170-pounder from Aledo, Texas, who can also return kicks, Newsome caught four passes for 23 yards in seven games for the Longhorns last season. To comply with NCAA transfer rules, he’ll have to sit out the 2016 season but he has three seasons of eligibility remaining.