Asa Newsom visited Iowa Football for the seventh time this past weekend. This stop was an official visit and closed a chapter in his recruiting process.
“I’m done visiting schools,” Newsom told HF. “I want to evaluate certain schools before I make my decision.”
The Class of 2023 linebacker from Waverly-Shell Rock (IA) High will compare the Hawkeyes with the other three schools he officially visited this month. He anticipates it being a tough choice.
“I feel really good about Iowa. I also feel good about a couple other schools,” he said.
Newsom (6-3, 215) officially visited Kansas State, Minnesota and Stanford in June as well. The Hawkeyes were awarded the last chance to make an impression. They did well.
“I enjoyed spending time with the players and meeting with coaches again,” Newsom said.
Iowa linebacker coach Seth Wallace painted a picture of how he would be used by the Hawkeyes.
“I spoke to coach Wallace the most during the visit. We just talked about what things would look like if I went there,” Newsom said.
As a junior, Newsom registered 54.0 tackles (39.0 solo, 17.0 for loss) and 7.0 sacks. He totaled 901 all-purpose yards and seven touchdowns on offense.
Newson ran a season-best 50.22-second, 400-meter dash this spring, the sixth fastest time in Iowa’s Class 3A for ’22. His 55.60 in the 400 hurdles, was the fifth-best time in the class.