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ASU Football: Sun Devils land speedster Newsome, will sit out 2016

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Newsome will follow receivers coach Jay Norvell from Texas to ASU after committing to the Sun Devils today.

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The Sun Devils secured the commitment of transfer wide receiver Ryan Newsome on Saturday, he announced via his Twitter account.

Newsome is a 5-foot-8, 166-pound, in-coming sophomore who spent the first year of his college football career as a member of the Texas Longhorns. The Aledo, Texas, native tallied 4 catches for 23 yards along with 6 kickoff returns for 110 yards during his lone season in Austin.

He will sit out the 2016 season and have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2017.

Newsome held mutual interest with Tennessee, Alabama, Michigan State, Texas A&M, and USC, per 247Sports. He shortened his final list to ASU and Michigan State last week.

In joining the Sun Devils, he will be reunited with former Texas receivers coach Jay Norvell, who joined the ASU coaching staff this offseason.

It's safe to say Norvell was excited about the addition.

Newsome was rated a four-star prospect by 247Sports and Scout out of high school, and reportedly has a 40-yard dash time of 4.50.

His kick-returning ability and speed will certainly be attributes ASU will look forward to utilizing in 2017.