Posted February 25th, 2007 by Brian
Filed under: Football, Recruiting

Texas picked up commitments number thirteen and fourteen for 2008 on Saturday as running back [tag]Tre Newton[/tag] and quarterback/athlete Riley Dodge told Mack Brown they’d be Longhorns. Both players of course have pretty good football bloodlines, Riley is the son of former Longhorn QB and current North Texas coach Todd Dodge and Tre is the son of former Dallas Cowboy Nate Newton. Neither player has ever lost a high school football game.

Newton is a big time running back who has great speed and size, lots of natural ability and big upside as well. Dodge is an athletic QB but might be more likely to end up as either a wide receiver or defensive back as a Longhorn. Both players are on schedule to graduate in December and be on campus in the spring. Video of each is posted below.

Tre Newton’s incredible 74-yard touchdown against Austin Westlake:

Riley Dodge leaves it all on the field in the same game:


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  1. reply to  #1


    This guy is going to TEXAS…? HELL YES!!

  2. reply to  #2


    Riley Dodge cries when he gets hurt, probably wouldn’t make much of a reciever or defensive back. Tre Newton on the other hand is amazing.

  3. […] Quarterback/athlete recruit Riley Dodge has decommited from Texas and will follow his dad to Denton to play for the North Texas Mean Green. Riley, who is rated as a 3-star athlete, committed to the Longhorns back in February but this week reconsidered his decision. […]

  4. reply to  #4


    I hate to break it to but as someone who’s seen numerous SLC games for years, Newton is waaay overated. It’s an open secret to anyone who follows 5a football in Southlake’s district. He will not start a single game. He’s not fast and goes down easy. He makes up for this somewhat with good cut back ability. A very mediocre back. He wouldnt start at a Jr. College in Texas.

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