Snider makes early pledge

Following a strong spring and summer, Quentin Snider picked up the scholarship he had been waiting for. He followed it up with a quick verbal commitment.

Quentin Snider was waiting on a specific scholarship offer.

Snider, a 2014 prospect, grew up following Louisville and going to their camps. So when Louisville offered him on Wednesday, during an unofficial visit, Snider didn't wait long to jump at the offer.

Thursday afternoon Snider gave Rick Pitino a verbal commitment. Snider and his father Scott confirmed the news to

"I was surprised about [the offer]," Snider said. "I wasn't expecting it at all. He just put it out there and said I had an offer."

"He's been to all their camps," the elder Snider said. "He played for Richard, Ryan and Christopher at all the camps. So he knows all of Coach P's son. We grew up Louisville fans and he always wanted to play for Louisville. Once they put the offer offer out there, why not?"

Snider was receiving interest from high majors across the region, but ultimately he knew he wanted to stay home and play for Louisville.

"I want to be around my friends and family," Snider said when asked about his commitment. "I've always been a Louisville fan."

Snider's father also reiterated how much work the staff had done recruiting his son.

"He really liked the coaching staff," Scott said. "They recruited him as a group. It wasn't just one of them."

A 6-foot lead guard, Snider played varsity ball as an 8th grader at Fern Creek. He then spent his freshman season at Ballard, where he started and was among their leading scorers.

On the AAU circuit this past spring and summer, Snider ran with the Louisville Magic and was a major part of their run through the adidas Invitational and the Kentucky Hoopfest.

"I think I did good this summer," Snider said. "I think I get teammates involved. If they hit shots I keep on finding them."

Snider is Louisville's first commitment for the 2014 recruiting class.

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