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Kevin Newsome Track Bonanza

Those who follow Michigan recruiting are likely aware that top quarterback commit Kevin Newsome is an elite track athlete. Newsome was an indoor All-American in the 60m hurdles, and now he is a state champ in outdoor track as well.

Newsome's Western Branch team won the state title, thanks in part to Newsome's victory in the 100m hurdle event. If simply reading about Newsome's track exploits isn't gratifying enough for you, take the time to indulge yourself in video of his championship performance:

Newsome is in the 5th lane, wearing dark blue with white compression shorts. Note the fact that he's twice the size of most of the kids he's running against.

Newsome also gave an interview to Milestat.com, available here. He doesn't say anything that could be considered directly relevant to football, but it's always nice to hear from Michigan commits to get an idea of what they are like as people.

Congratulations to Kevin, and we look forward to seeing him in Ann Arbor... though if he plans to enroll early, it does mean he'll have to forgo track his senior year.

In news on other commits...
Newsome's QB counterpart was named City Athlete of the Year. Fitzgerald Toussaint has missed most of track season with an injury. Free update on 2008 JT Floyd from Scout's SC site.

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“Kevin Newsome Track Bonanza”