Blessed Sacrament LB/WR Ben Newton (Photo courtesy of Blessed Sacrament Athletics/Twitter)
2021 WR/LB Ben Newton is coming into prime time
by Byron Jones, recruit804
Blessed Sacrament-Huguenot’s Ben Newton (2021 WR/LB 6-2 185) currently holds an offer from Kentucky Christian University (NAIA) but the rising senior is looking to attract more suitors this offseason. “I have gone on visits to Virginia Tech, UVA Tennessee, East Carolina, VMI, UVA-Wise, and Chowan.”
He continued, “I have gained twelve pounds and have gotten noticeably faster since the end of the season. Coach Terey Hackney at Eminent Athletic Training & Sports Performance have a lot to do with that,” explained Newton.
As a sophomore, Newton was named All-State at both wide receiver and linebacker. This season, Newton made his biggest impact on the defensive side of the ball, racking up 85 total tackles, and was once again named All-State at linebacker. “I was thought to be a wide receiver again this year after being All-State, but I ended up excelling more at linebacker and my team needed me there the most,” he stated.
Newton carries a 3.3 GPA and is set to take his SAT’s in the coming months. In addition to being a star on the gridiron, Ben also plays basketball and is heavily involved in mentoring kids in the foster care system. He was awarded the Richmond Metro Football Man of the Year Award last year for his work with those in foster care.
Ben will continue to train through the rest of basketball season and into the spring. He intends to play 7 v 7 for Mach 1 football this summer.
– Byron Jones