"I was happy, I'm glad I got the offer," said Snider of his new offer. "I was just talking with some friends about UAB right before I found about it.
While excited by his newest opportunity the hard-hitting linebacker says he is still currently committed to Miami (OH) but with the RedHawks looking for a new head coach Snider wants to keep his options open.
"I'm still committed to Miami (OH) but have to keep my options open because they fired their head coach but I'm still keeping in touch with them on a weekly basis. Being away from home isn't a problem but I have a lot of family that lives in the Birmingham, Alabama area," said Snider of still being committed but considering the Blazers offer.
Snider has been the personification of production since his sophomore year. The senior ended this season with 130 tackles in nine games. Over the last three seasons Snider totaled 467 tackles. This season the linebacker was also credited with 14.5 tackles-for-a-loss while causing three fumbles, snaring two interceptions and breaking up five passes. He was also a force to be reckoned with on offense and on special teams as a kickoff return man. At running back Snider rushed for 299 yards and five touchdowns on 68 carries. He also returned 15 kickoffs for 369 yards.
On film and in-person Snider is a tough, physical linebacker who makes plays all over the field. Snider may be limited in pass coverage at the college level but he does run well and his very good against the run because of his ability to get ball carriers to the ground and his downhill mentality.
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