LAS VEGAS -- Matt Snyder out of San Ramon (Calif.) California did not participate in the lineman challenge at Pylon Elite 7on7 event as a defensive end, instead choosing to focus on honing his tight end skills for Bay Area Elite.
The 6-foot-5, 243-pounder wants to continue to work on his quickness and foot speed, in order to get his profile up as an offensive player.
"I'm definitely going to concentrate on tight end, but I'll still play both ways," Snyder said.
Recently, Colorado State, California, Fresno State, UCLA, Yale and Cornell have come calling for Snyder, who has a 3.7 cumulative GPA.
Snyder will go to several junior days, including Stanford, Cal (April 14) and several others.
Snyder has two offers – from Idaho and Nevada – and says that both are recruiting him equally hard.
• Tyler Horton of DB Guru and Fresno (Calif.) Edison has Houston and San Jose State offers, with Washington and Fresno State coming in "just looking," according to the three-star cornerback.
Horton said that he liked both the Cougars and Spartans, and that he wants to keep his options open.
One school that's been on Horton for some time has been Stanford, but he didn't want to let that cat out of the bag until he did so at the Pylon Elite 7on event.
Horton's cumulative GPA is a 3.8, so it's no wonder the Cardinal are poking around.
• Fresno (Calif.) Central East running back Savion Simms is starting to blow up. The 5-foot-7, 160-pounder has received an invite from Arizona State to come to the Sun Devils' team camp, as well as junior day, and UCLA has also extended a camp invite. Auburn has recently entered the picture for Simms, sending him mail, and BYU has gotten in touch with Simms on twitter.
This coming season will be Simms' first at running back, after playing receiver and corner last season.
Cal Poly, Colorado, Eastern Washington and USC have also contacted Simms, but it's Arizona State that seems the closest to an offer, along with Eastern Washington and BYU.
• Caleb Repp of Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) Los Osos doesn't have any scholarship offers yet, but several schools may be jumping in soon for the 6-5, 205-pound wide receiver. Last season, Repp caught 27 passes for 502 yards and a team-high seven touchdowns for the 5-6 Grizzlies, all as an outside wide receiver. Recently, Oregon State has come calling, with Washington State also sending several letters.
The Beavers like Repp as a tight end – where he's never played, but certainly has the frame to add another 20-30 pounds to play the position -- though he'd likely be more of a fit as an inside receiver rather than a blocking tight end.
Repp said that he really likes Oregon State's program, and the coaching staff. He also has an affinity for Washington, as well, where his mother went.
Repp's is also hunting for an offer from Texas, which he watched growing up, and UCLA, which plucked Richard Brehaut from Los Osos, previously.
Repp has also received mail from Azusa Pacific.
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