June 30, 2011

Newbold shines at NUC camp

After recently committing to Texas Tech, Lancaster (Texas) cornerback La'Darius Newbold participated in the NUC Ultimate 100 Southwest region camp this past weekend.

Many recruits participated in the invite-only camp, but few came away with accolades and camp distinctions. Newbold's performance at the camp earned him one of those accolades.

After his efforts on Sunday, the cornerback was awarded the MVP for the defensive back groupings. Newbold summarized his experience and was pleased with his efforts.

"The camp was very fun. I had fun and (got a chance) to compete, so that was a blast for me," said the defender. "I think I did well. I see myself as a big playmaker. They didn't throw a lot of balls to my side, but when they did decide to throw to my side, I made a play on it and it was a big momentum change play, so I did good."

Once the camp was over, awards were given out. Newbold was very happy that he received the DB MVP, but knew he had performed with flying colors. The defender also felt that he was able to distinguish himself as a cornerback.

"I was surprised, but then again I knew my performance was up to par, so I kind of wasn't," said the corner. "Getting an award, I felt like I went out there with a goal, and I accomplished that goal. I also just wanted to show everyone how I was. Just me as a corner. Just to put myself there with the other corners. A lot of people remember me as a receiver, but they (found out) I can be an even more outstanding corner (Sunday)."

After recently committing to the Red Raiders, Newbold says that he is still open to other schools. Baylor is still in the picture, but the defender is still solid with the Red Raiders.

"(I'm still committed to) Texas Tech right now. That really hasn't changed much."

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