Hometown: Waverly, Iowa
School: Waverly-Shell Rock
Date Committed: July 23
Offers of note: Iowa, Northwestern, Iowa State.
Lead recruiter: Erik Chinander.
Newsom grew up right down the road from Iowa, but defensive coordinator Erik Chinander – himself an Iowa native, convinced the defensive end to come to Nebraska. Newsom visited frequently this spring and committed just before his senior season. He is perhaps a bit of a tweener — not prototypical length and mass for a defensive end but not a stand-up linebacker in a 3-4 — but Nebraska likes his upside.
Defensive line coach Mike Dawson's take
"Mosai’s been a guy that we’ve been on since the beginning of the process. The thing I really love about Mosai is he’s a three-sport athlete — basketball, track, his dad is the track coach. He understands the college athletics and the level of commitment it’s going to take to be able to excel both in the classroom and on the field. Edge guy. Depending on his growth and kind of where he goes with Coach (Zach) Duval and his staff, he’s a guy that’s got a big frame, he’s got nice long arms and he’s got the athleticism. Really loved to be able to be interchangeable with those three spots across the front and be able to do some stuff with him. He’s a guy we can line up all over the place."