Arkeel Newsome, a Connecticut running back with offers from UMass and UConn, witnessed the Huskies’ 37-0 victory over the Minutemen first-hand.
According to the New Haven Register, Newsome was able to miss practice and catch the UMass/UConn game on Thursday night. He came away impressed with the scene at Rentschler Field. It also sounds like, despite being in no rush to choose a school, Newsome was cheering for the home team.
So what was the best part of the trip to UConn (other than the fact that Ansonia coach Tom Brockett let him out of Thursday’s practice a little early so he could make it to Rentschler?)
“Just how the fans the react to big plays, they are all into in and I was rooting along with them.”
Newsome is a 2014 recruit and may be the most dynamic running back in the Nutmeg State. As a sophomore, the 5’8, 176-pounds all-purpose back ran for more than 3,000 yards and had a video-game-like 62 total touchdowns.
UMass made a verbal offer to Newsome back in June.