Newton on Newton, part two

Newton on Newton, part two

He is a rotational thrower (in track). With that spin, you have to be quick. He is extremely agile in both sports. To spin with that 12-pound shot in your hand and then throw requires explosion.

"I will let the coaches figure that out. Right now he is tearing them up at defensive tackle. His head coach told me today that they have to stop practice sometimes and put three people on him because they can't block him," John Newton said. "He can play both ends, sometimes even the nose (guard). He can penetrate and could possibly play outside linebacker and drop into coverage, and that could be scary (for opponents).

"He is a rotational thrower (in track). With that spin, you have to be quick. He is extremely agile in both sports. To spin with that 12-pound shot in your hand and then throw requires explosion. That's what a lot of coaches really like is his explosiveness. You can see that in track and football as well."

He does share one trait with his brother.

"He is an intense competitor. They are both intense. They are not yellers and screamer. They lead by example," John Newton said. "You don't want to challenge them because they will take the challenge. He is a competitor, He won't get beat going half speed."

John Newton said the fact Morgan Newton played only sparingly behind starter Mike Hartline last year after starting eight games in 2009 did not influence how the family approached Langston Newton's recruitment.

"I understand how the game is played. If you are not the choice, you work yourself back in there to be the choice," John Newton said. "I did not have a problem with that. I would have liked to see him playing, but if you are not playing and want to play, go take the damn job. You can't wait. If it had been a problem, we been out of there a long time ago. But we looked for the best spot for him and University of Kentucky wanted him not because of Morgan, but because of him."

John Newton said recruiting coordinator Chuck Smith did a solid job with his son just as he did with Morgan?Newton three years ago.

"He has been here before. Chuck just did his job to the best of his ability to get Langston all the information and told them (UK?coaches) he was as good as we have got, we know the family and know more about him than anybody. Chuck was always high on him and always really wanted him," John Newton said.

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