November 24, 2012; Athens, GA, USA; Georgia Bulldogs mascot UGA IX on the sidelines in the first half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Illinois Football Recruiting: Georgia, Michigan State, and Oklahoma Offer Peyton Newell

2014 defensive tackle/tight end Peyton Newell received offers from the Oklahoma Sooners, the Michigan State Spartans, and the Georgia Bulldogs on February 11th and 13th. This brings his total number of offers to twenty-six.

The other teams that have offered at Newell include: BYU, West Virginia, Kansas, Kansas State, North Carolina State, Nebraska, South Carolina, Arizona State, Baylor, California, Colorado, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Iowa State, Missouri, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, Purdue, TCU, Tulsa, and UCLA.

Dec. 03, 2011; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan State Spartans mascot Sparty seen on the sidelines against the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

It is projected that Newell is heavily interested in the South Carolina Gamecocks.

Newell is a 6’3″, 270 pound “iron man,” but is being recruited as an defensive tackle. He is from Hiawatha, Kansas and is currently junior at Hiawatha High School.

The Hiawatha Red Hawks made it to the Kansas State Playoffs (Class 3A) this past season.

They lost to Silver Lake, 63-26, in the second round.

Newell recorded 61 tackles, 37 tackles-for-loss, 10 sacks, five forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries as a defensive end. He also recorded 162 yards on 14 receptions and three touchdowns as a tight end.

The four-star recruit is currently ranked 2nd in the state of Kansas, 11th among defensive tackles, and 143rd nationally among 2014 high school recruits by 247Sports.

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