August 28, 2007
Newman ready to show his worth
Brad Newman has come a long way in less than a year.
As of early January of this year, there was no school that thought the 6-foot-2, 250-pounder out of Brielle, New Jersey had what it took to play Division 1 college football.
But not only did new Boston College coach Jeff Jagodzinski come in with offer shortly before national letter of intent day, the fullback has made his way onto the two-deep roster as a back-up to starting fullback James McCluskey.
"It's what I was shooting for at the beginning of the season," said Newman yesterday. "But as camp has gone on, I'd been put on some special teams and I saw the opportunity I had and I was just excited. It's really an exciting opportunity. I can't wait to be a part of BC football."
With the recruiting season winding down last year, Newman was committed to go to the University of Delaware to play tight end, which he played at Manasquan High School. But BC linebacker coach and recruiter for the New Jerey area Bill McGovern kept in contact with him throughout the recruiting process and, when the coaching change at the Heights was made last December, so eventually was the feeling toward Newman.
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