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Mizzou Football: Donavin Newsom Makes Bid For Freshman Playing Time

The recent Parkway North graduate is in the mix at linebacker.

Nothing's for certain yet, with only a single scrimmage in the books, but graduate Donavin Newsom may be making a case to do more than serve on the scout team at Missouri this fall.

Last Sunday, Patch caught up with the linebacker at Fan Day and he said he didn't feel any pressure with scrimmages looming.

The following Friday, Head Football Coach Gary Pinkel told reporters that Newsom was one of several freshmen who could merit playing time instead of taking a redshirt.

During this past Saturday's scrimmage, Newsom broke up a pass.

Newsom isn't the only St. Louis-area recruit looking to climb the two-deep roster, which currently doesn't include any freshmen.

MICDS graduate Michael Scherer has the same aspirations. We'll keep an eye on the depth chart, which could have some fresh faces as soon as this week.

1:08 p.m. Update

Columbia Daily Tribune Mizzou beat writer Dave Matter reports Newsom was third in Monday morning's stretch line for weakside linebackers at practice. Matter notes that the lines are usually an accurate indicator of the depth

was number one at Right Guard, while Parkway North's , who had seen some time last week with the first team, was number two at Left Tackle behind Elvis Fisher.

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