Installing a new offense is never easy and Fleming Island is going versatile on offense. They will run and pass from the shotgun, you might see a little Wing-T look, they may try and power you, and the versatility doesn't end with the play call and design. Some players could line up anywhere in the new offense. Despite all the creativity and difficulty, junior-to-be running back Trey Sneed says they are picking up on things quick.
"Spring is going great for us," said Sneed who on the day I watched dropped back and threw a 60-yard touchdown bomb. "We have somewhat of a new team, but we have a lot of veterans too. We have some young guys that have to step up and we have been mentoring them. We have a brand new offense, but we are moving a lot faster than we thought we would."
In the background of his mind at the moment is recruiting. Putting most of his mental capabilities on making his team better, he still enjoys the recruiting process, but he isn't letting it get to him. That hasn't kept the coaches away. So far in this young spring, Miami, Missouri, Kentucky, Vanderbilt, South Carolina, Florida, Rutgers, Penn State and more have come by… and they will be back.
Offensive coordinator Kurt Roper is looking to add speed and versatility to his offense, and there aren't many better to start with in the 2016 class than Sneed. Sneed likes what he is hearing from the Gators who would like to get a better look at him in Gainesville.
"Coach Roper came by on Wednesday," Sneed said. "I have had good conversations with Coach Roper, so Florida is definitely impressing me. They are talking a lot of interest. They want me to come to camp to see how I do. They said they love my footwork. We really don't do a lot of scrimmaging because we are installing, so they want me to come this summer to get a better look at me."
Stanford and Miami are two others that stand out for Sneed at this time."I like Stanford a whole lot," he said. "I like Miami, they came in today. Coach Barrow is a great dude.
South Carolina was another school he mentioned and said that Steve Spurrier Jr. likes him as a defensive back as well.
Sneed plans on camping at a few schools this summer.
"I will hit Florida, Miami, Clemson, and maybe South Carolina," he said. I am doing a combine that weekend, so it could interfere."
Sneed is in no rush for a decision. With two full years left of high school, he has a lot of time left to work on it.
"I will probably make my decision after my junior year." He said. "Right now I am just enjoying the process."