Five-star 2015 guard to visit SEC school this weekend

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Malik Newman is waiting a long time to really begin the recruiting process, but the five-star native of Mississippi will take a visit this weekend.

According to Courtney Cronin of the Clarion-Ledger, Newman will opt out of the USA Basketball minicamp this weekend and instead attend the Ole Miss football game against Alabama for an unofficial visit.

The No. 3 prospect in the 2015 class, according to Rivals, also has his first official visit set for October 11th as the 6-foot-3 guard will go to Texas A&M.

Newman plans on releasing his top-5 list after the November signing period and plans on signing late.

It is interesting to see Newman skip the USA Basketball minicamp in order to attend a football game of a local school. There haven’t been a lot of elite high school prospects that have skipped USA Basketball events recently, but Newman does have back-to-back gold medals with USA Basketball the last two summers, so he’s in good shape with the program.

Does Ole Miss have a chance at keeping Newman home over interest from blueblood college basketball programs? It’s certainly a good step for Andy Kennedy’s program.