The Cowboys picked up a solid commitment from in-state prospect Colt Newton out of Choctaw.
— Choctaw Wrestling (@ChoctawWrestle1) September 4, 2018
Newton, who is heading into his senior year, is a three-time state finalist. He finished second at 126 pounds last year behind Fargo runner up Reece Witcraft. Newton lost in the state final, but had beaten Witcraft earlier in the season.
Here’s Newton picking up a quick fall at Geary a few years ago.
One of the biggest things with Newton is his size fit. The Cowboys need some lower weights. Right now they’re stacked pretty deep with Fix, Piccininni, Brock, Gfeller, Lewallen, and others, but Lewallen, Brock, and Pich are all in the same class. When they graduate the Cowboys will have some spots to fill.
Newton will come in as a freshman during the 2019-20 season and almost certainly redshirt behind that bunch. He’ll then have a very real opportunity to crack the lineup as a redshirt freshman after Pich, Brock, and Lewallen graduate. The Cowboys will still have Daton Fix, Kaden Gfeller, Dusty Hone, Jet Taylor, and incoming freshman Conner Wilson. That’s a talented group. Fix and Gfeller are blue-chips, and I think Hone and Taylor will be serviceable, but they’re a bit unproven at this point. Hone is coming off of a mission trip and Taylor will be entering his redshirt freshman year.
Barring some transfers coming in there’s not a lot more depth there after that group graduates. The Cowboys will need bodies in that part of the lineup and this was a huge get for that. A very solid pick up by the Cowboys.