WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Thursday, Howard picked up a commitment from Georgia prospect Caylin Newton, the younger brother of Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cam Newton. Caylin Newton will be taking his talents to Howard University in Washington, D.C.
The younger brother of former Auburn and current NFL star Cam Newton announced his decision Thursday on Twitter.
As a senior at Grady High School in Atlanta, the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder completed 65.7 percent of his passes for 3,322 yards, 33 touchdowns and eight interceptions in 2016. He also led his team rushing, carrying 92 times for 1,036 yards and 13 more touchdowns.
Newton camped at Auburn once and made multiple visits, but the Tigers didn't offer. According to 247Sports, His only other offers were from Hampton, Kentucky Christian and Savannah State.
"To be honest I think (his recruitment) should have gone much better than it did," Grady head coach Earthward Moreland told AL.com. "But moving forward I think he's happy with his decision he's made. He's just going to go from there.