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Recruiting: Peyton Newell likes Notre Dame


2014 defensive line recruit Peyton Newell is now up to 350 on the bench press and can squat 600. He told Rivals.com that he likes the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Newell has an insane amount of strength and should be one of the top recruits in the state of Kansas and a top 25 defensive tackle recruit overall. He can also play at strong-side defensive end, as he had six sacks last season.

One of the top underclassmen on the DL in the country, Peyton Newell was also one of the top defensive linemen in Kansas last season even as a sophomore. He recorded 76 tackles with 26 for a loss and showed how his strength translates to not only incredible workout and combine performances, but also some great numbers against the run.

Peyton Newell received an offer from the Kansas Jayhawks on the first of the month and also has offers from TCU, Nebraska, Illinois, Baylor, Iowa, and UCLA. He recently visited Illinois and has camped at Illinois, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State. Newell has attended quite a few spring games and is looking to camp at ND.

Arkansas, Florida, Florida State, Kansas State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Stanford, Texas Tech, and Tulsa are teams currently listed on his college choices on his Rivals profile. Peyton Newell runs a 4.85 forty with a 4.49 shuttle time and a 32-inch vertical. The top 2014 DL is a legit prospect and will be a top in-state target for KU.

For highlights on the 6’3″, 270 pound Hiawatha HS star, check out Scout.com.



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