Texas CB Newbold Talks Irish Interest

La'Darius Newbold

Lancaster (Texas) High cornerback La'Darius Newbold is coming out of track season and about to sink his teeth into football recruiting. One of the schools hot on his trail is Notre Dame, and he spoke to IrishEyes.com about it.

Much of La'Darius NewboldDarboh's spring was taken up by track and school, so he didn't have a lot of time to spend with football recruiting.

But with the track season over and more offers in front of him, the 6-foot, 175-pound cornerback from Lancaster (Texas) High is ready to delve into recruiting, and he said Notre Dame is a school he will check out.

"My coach told me about two weeks ago they offered," Newbold said. "I always watched Notre Dame, but I never really looked into it. I know they're Independent. I haven't really looked into (the school). At the time my coach told me, I was really into track in the state tournament, so I haven't had much time to look into things."

However, Newbold said Irish assistant coach Kerry Cooks and Chuck Martin have been in contact with his coach, and he plans on speaking with them shortly.

"I'm going to try and reach out to coaches," Newbold said. "Whenever my coaches call me and tell me someone wants to talk to me, I talk to them. I haven't really been talking to anyone lately because I've been doing track."

Newbold runs the 4 x 100, 4 X 200 and competes in the long jump and triple jump. He said he's been timed in the 10.3s when he ran in the 100 meters.

On the field, Newbold gave a scouting report of himself.

"I have great ball skills," he said. "I go get the ball. I break on the ball very well. I guess you could say I'm a ball hawk, but I also like to get in there and be physical. I like to hit. "I need to get better in every aspect, and with technique."

Newbold checked in earlier today with Scout.com and said he recently picked up offers from Arkansas, Boise State and TCU, and holds offers from each Big 12 schools, sans Oklahoma and Texas.

But he hasn't started cutting his list yet, and isn't sure about where he will visit this summer.

"I'm going to sit down with my parents over the summer and talk about it then," Newbold said. "I want to make a decision before the season, but if that's not possible, than as soon as possible."

But there is one program Newbold is familiar with because of family connection.

"I grew up watching my cousin (Antrel Rolle) play for the University of Miami, and Florida," he said. "I don't really talk to him, but my dad talks to his dad a lot."

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