Royce Newman chases down a ballcarrier during the Hornets’ win over Wesclin last fall. Newman committed to join the Missouri Tigers to test his mettle against some of the best competition in the country in the Southeastern Conference.
By Travis Volz
It isn’t every day that some of the biggest teams in college football focus on Nashville. But Royce Newman isn’t just any player.
Newman, who is entering his senior year at Nashville Community High School, recently gave a verbal commitment to play football for the University of Missouri.
“Of all the schools I talked to, I liked Mizzou the best,” Newman said. “Its a great school, and its close to home too.”
Playing in the premiere football conference in the country also had a bit to do with his decision.
“Playing in the SEC is awesome,” Newman said. “Its just weird for me right now to think about who I’ll be playing against.”
Competing against the biggest and strongest is something Newman is used to doing. He is the rare football player who was able to play varsity football all four years of high school. Nashville coach Tim Kuhn has seen what makes Newman special.
“Its his effort and his toughness,” Kuhn said. “When you see Royce on tape, its noticeable, and its been that way since he was a freshman playing against seniors.”
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