RECRUITING: Snead Officially Visiting Texas

If Florida's football coaches are a little bit nervous when it comes to quarterback Jevan Snead of Stephenville, Texas, who can blame them? The number eight ranked quarterback in the country is a Gator commitment but a close family source has confirmed to Gator Country that Snead will visit the University of Texas this weekend.

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Snead is rated four stars by and he has also been selected to play in the US Army All-American Game in San Antonio (sponsored by on January 7. He has led his high school team into the Texas state playoffs after a regular season that produced eye popping statistics. Snead completed 161 passes in 244 attempts for 2,639 yards and 31 touchdowns during the regular season and he ran 67 times for 360 yards and 13 touchdowns.

Snead committed to the Gators back in May and during the summer he also attended Coach Urban Meyer's football camp. In previous conversations with Gator Country, Snead indicated that he wasn't interested in taking any other official visits. That decision has been changed, however. The family source that spoke with Gator Country said that Snead informed Florida's coaching staff last week that he would be making an official visit to Texas this weekend when the undefeated and second-ranked Longhorns play host to Kansas.

Snead was recognized Tuesday as one of the top 78 high school football players in the nation when he was selected for the US Army All-American Game. Players who are selected to the Army game are introduced to their school in a very nicely done press conference. Snead was overwhelmed by the selection ceremony.

"It was great," he said. "I don't know what to say it was a great feeling. I have known for a while but this made it official. It means a lot to me just to know that I am considered one of the top athletes in the country. I am very thankful for the Army giving me this opportunity but I couldn't do it without my teammates, coaches, family and everything.

Snead will join his West teammates in San Antonio the week prior to the January 7 game that will be played in the Alamo Dome. He will be practicing each day with the best high school players from west of the Mississippi River. He doesn't know who will be coaching yet or many of his teammates, but he's still excited for the opportunity.

"It is exciting, a chance to go out there and experience some great competition and I'm really looking forward to it," he said. "I really haven't heard anything about what kind of plays we will run but I guess they will be kind of basic."

The Florida Gators are expected to have as many as 15 to 20 prospects and commitments playing in the Army game. Snead was asked Tuesday night if Florida coaches have asked him to recruit for the Gators. His response was somewhat vague.

"No sir … not really too much," he said. "I am just looking forward to competing and see what happens. I am sure we will do some talking."

Stephenville opens the playoffs Friday night with Sherman High School, then it will be off to Austin with his family Saturday. The Florida Gators are hoping Snead comes away with a Friday night victory and thoughts of the Gators when he leaves Austin on Sunday.

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