Remember when former UGA coach Mark Richt caught a lot of criticism after admitting he recruited Cam Newton at tight end coming out of high school?
Richt wasn’t the only high-profile SEC coach who wasn’t completely sure about the NFL MVP candidate’s ability to play quarterback in college.
Steve Spurrier, one of the college football’s greatest offensive masterminds, also admitted that he brought up the possibility of playing tight end to Newton after one of South Carolina’s football camps attended by Newton, who prepped at Atlanta’s Westlake High School.
Spurrier obviously doesn’t have any doubts any more about Newton’s ability at quarterback. He heaped on heavy praise to the star of the NFL’s Carolina Panthers.
“He’s the quarterback of the future,” Spurrier said. “Every team in America would like to have somebody who is big and strong and can run like him.”
The Panthers play the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, Feb. 7.