Grad transfer quarterback Jamie Newman is expected to announce his college decision “by this weekend, or maybe sooner,” a person close to the situation told DawgNation on Thursday.
The 6-foot-4, 230-pounder from Graham (N.C.) High School just finished his redshirt-junior season at Wake Forest, and has graduated from the ACC school. Newman has one year of NCAA eligibility remaining.
Along with UGA, Newman is also considering Maryland, Washington, Oregon and Miami, among others.
Newman is a supersized dual-threat quarterback who can both pass and run, and he’s known for throwing one of the most beautiful deep balls you’ll see (see video below).
Newman got rave reviews from ESPN college football analyst David Pollack, the former UGA great.
If Newman picks UGA, he’ll be competing for the No. 1 spot against three quarterbacks already on the Bulldogs roster: Stetson Bennett, the former walk-on who served as Jake Fromm’s primary backup this past season; redshirt-freshman Dwan Mathis, whose football future is unknown at this point after undergoing brain surgery last summer; and Carson Beck, a highly-regarded signee who enrolled early this month.
This past season at Wake Forest, Newman completed 220 of 361 passes for 2,868 yards and 26 touchdowns, along with 11 interceptions. Newman also had a better passer-efficiency rating (145.35) than Fromm (141.15). Newman also added 574 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns. Wake Forest went 8-5 this past season.
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