Newton, whose older brother Cam won the Heisman Trophy and led Auburn to a national championship in 2010, announced Friday that he will be traveling to The Plains as a graduate transfer.
The 6-foot quarterback made his decision public on Twitter.
– Caylin Newton (@NewtonCaylin) May 23, 2020
Newton, who will be eligible to play immediately, enters a program with a starter already cut off at the station. Bo Nix, the son of Auburn’s great Pat Nix, started every game for the Tigers last season and was named SEC Freshman of the Year.
Newton started last season at Howard as a pre-season player for the Middle East sports conference. He left the team in October and announced plans to transfer.
He won the Middle East Sports Conference Rookie of the Year title as a rookie and was named conference offensive player of the year as a second year.
In October Newton told The Undefeated: “While I play football, I want to be able to compete at the highest level and participate in a championship. “
His move to Auburn will invite comparisons to his brother’s championship pedigree.
Cam Newton, who left Florida, concocted one of the best seasons in college football history at Auburn in 2010, scoring 51 combined touchdowns (30 assists, 20 rushes, one reception) while leading his team to a unbeaten record and a last-minute victory over Oregon in the BCS title match.