Quinton Newsome is one of two talented safety prospects from the Atlanta area to sign with the Huskers during the early period. Newsome played in Georgia’s largest class for North Gwinnett High School, the 2017 Class 7A state champions.
In partial statistics from his senior season, when he was a first-team all-region pick, Newsome totaled 39 tackles with six passes defended, one interception and one forced fumble. He had 49 tackles, one tackle for loss, 10 passes defended and one interception as a junior for the state champion Bulldogs. Newsome registered 12 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery as a sophomore.
Newsome was ranked among the top 50 players in Georgia and the top 40 safety prospects nationally by Rivals. He only visited Nebraska but had offers from nearly two dozen schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Penn State and Stanford.