August 20, 2006

Newton sets announcement date

There has been a change in the plans of Atlanta, Ga., Westlake signal caller Cameron Newton. At first the nation's No. 10 rated dual-threat quarterback wanted to focus on his senior season before making his decision as to where he would play his college ball. However, now he's decided that a early decision may be better.

"I plan to commit before my second game," said the 6-foot-4, 232-pound prospect. "My deadline is September 8th. My father was talking to me and he said he wants to commit before the second game and I said, 'Why not the Thursday before it?'"

With three weeks to go before the announcement, Newton has plenty of thinking left to do. According to him, there's not currently a leader.

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