Good Thursday, readers, and welcome the the 81st installation of our countdown to kick-off against North Dakota State. We’re now just 29 days away and with that comes a spotlight on #29 Sean Newlan. Newlan, a projected safety, is a freshman hailing from Phillipsburg, KS.
Newlan is a 6’3″, 200 two-star recruit that came to K-State recruited as an athlete without a defined positioned. He was an all-state honorable mention as both a junior and senior playing quarterback, defensive back, and punter for his team. Newlan displays excellent agility, winning two state crowns in the 110M hurdles and a state championship in the 300M hurdles. He also brings strength to the field, having placed second in the discuss his senior year.
Newlan as injured for almost half of his senior year which derailed his recruiting process, but a late offer from K-State solidified his matriculation to Manhattan. He is now on scholarship after originally expecting to take a grayshirt for the Wildcats. While he could bulk up a little to take a shot at the linebacker position, he will likely play safety as this looks to be a greater area of need in future years. Additionally, he has amazingly dextrous hips and looks extremely adept at adjusting to receivers in the middle of routes. He’s a bit of an athletic freak and could be the next in a line of unheralded kids that have come through this program and beasting at the position.
To work backwards in the countdown, visit day 30, where we preview defensive back Corey Jackson.