BearsIllustrated and Scout breakdown Baylor signee RJ Sneed.

RJ Sneed gives Baylor a big bodied receiver that can be a playmaker on the outside.


National top 200 recruit and All-American from Cypress (Texas) Ranch High School… Receiver rated nation’s 194th-best overall prospect on ESPN300 and No. 225 on PrepStar Top 350 All-America listing… Starred under head coach Gene Johnson at CRHS… National position rating among receivers: 28th by ESPN, 42nd by 247Sports, 72nd by Scout and 91st by Rivals… Top 50 prospect in Texas, ranked No. 11 on Lone Star Top 100, No. 30 by ESPN and No. 43 by 247Sports… Listed No. 11 among recruits in Houston on VYPE Top 100…Two-time all-district honoree… Totaled 100-plus receptions in final three seasons… Named 2016 first-team All-District 17-6A after helping CRHS to 11-1 mark and DI area finals as senior… Had 700 yards and eight TDs on 40 receptions… Earned 2015 All-District 17-6A first team honors as junior, led Cypress Ranch to 10-2 record and DII area finals… Caught 34 passes for 559 yards and nine scores… Totaled 29 receptions for 621 yards and six TDs for 2014 6A DI state runner-up CRHS squad (13-3) as sophomore. 


“R.J. is a downfield threat with good size and playmaking ability. He combines his length, size and speed with a unique catching ability and great ball skills.”

Inside the Numbers

Class: 2017

School: Cypress Ranch (TX) HS

Size: 6'2", 178 lbs

Position: WR

Star Rating: 3-Star National Rank: N/A

Position Rank: No. 77

Midland WR Rank: No. 16

Texas WR Rank: No. 16


Sneed was a longtime Ole' Miss commit before speaking with Rhule and deciding on Baylor. Sneed held offers from several P5 schools including Wisconsin, TCU, Oklahoma St., UCLA among others. Evaluation

Quite possibly -- at the time of this evaluation posting -- Sneed is one of the more undervalued prospects in the entire country. The Lone Star State is loaded with talent at the wide receiver position and Sneed could end up being one of if not the top guy by the time that the dust settles on his college career. He is a very athletic receiver with good speed. He is also a tremendous runner and will rack up yards after the catch. Shows good hands and great concentration, climbing the ladder or plucking footballs out of the air while in mid-stride.


Catching in Traffic
Hands and Concentration
Route-Running Skills
Running Ability

Areas to Improve

Ability To Beat Jams

High School Career

In three years for Texas Class 6A power Cypress Ranch, Sneed caught 103 passes for 1,880 yards and 23 touchdowns on 18.3 yards per reception.

2016: As a senior, Sneed caught 40 passes for 700 yards and eight touchdowns on 17.5 yards per reception.

2015: Sneed finished his junior season with 34 catches for 559 yards and nine touchdowns on more than 16 yards per catch.

2014: Sneed led his team in receptions and receiving yards as he finished with 29 catches for 621 yards and six touchdowns on 21.4 yards per catch as Cypress Ranch reached the state championship round in Texas' largest playoff division (6A D-I).

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