#29 Sean Newlan
Position: Defensive Back
Previous College: None
Status: On Scholarship
Sean Newlan is everyone's favorite under-the-radar recruit from the class of 2013. Originally slated as a grayshirt, he was called up to the big leagues this summer to help fill out the class. He projects as a safety in college.
Like Newlan, all of them played quarterback in high school, spent at least some time at defensive back in college and are freak athletes. Fast, rangy, heady — these adjectives describe them all.
Newlan was named an all-state honorable mention performer as a junior and senior by VarsityKansas.com and The Topeka Capital-Journal while prepping at Phillipsburg. He also participated in the 2013 Kansas Shrine Bowl.
He was an all-league selection at quarterback, defensive back and punter; a four-year letterman in football; and a three-year letterman in basketball and track and field.
The back-to-back Kansas 3A State champion in the 110-meter hurdles, Newlan also won the 3A crown in the 300-meter hurdles and placed second in the discus in 2012. I'm expecting big things from this kid down the line.