Barrett Newman Praises Mike Scherer, Hogs


FAYETTEVILLE — Bossier City (La.) Parkway Class of 2023 linebacker Barrett Newman attended Arkansas’ Prospect Day on Saturday.

Newman, 6-1, 205, helped lead the Panthers to an 8-5 record in 2021. On Saturday, he enjoyed his visit to Arkansas.

“I loved it,” Newman said. “I love this place. I love Fayetteville. This is the place to be at.”

Arkansas linebackers coach Mike Scherer is recruiting Newman and has made a very good impression on him.

“I love Coach Scherer,” Newman said. “He’s a really good guy. He’s like he’s out here for the team. He’s obviously coached some good linebackers with Grant Morgan and Bumper Pool. Three of them over a 100 tackles and last year (2020) two of them had over a 100 tackles. So they are successful.”

In Sam Pittman’s second year he helped lead the Hogs to a 9-4 record. That caught Newman’s attention after consecutive 2-10 seasons and then 3-7.

“They’ve been walked on, but now Arkansas is back,” Newman said. “It’s good to see that.”

Among Arkansas’ nine wins was a 16-13 victory over LSU in one overtime. That also made a good impression on Newman.

“I’m an LSU fan, but I love to see Arkansas do good,” Newman said. “I was kind of going for both teams. It makes you respect Arkansas a lot more to see them beat LSU.”

He talked about his strengths at linebacker.

“I feel like I have the ability to make plays,” Newman said. “I fly to the ball. I like to compare myself to Grant Morgan or Bumper Pool. A playmaker out there playing hard.”

Newman has visited various colleges, but at this time has no scholarship offers.

“I’m talking to multiple schools,” Newman said. “Just waiting for that one.” 

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