Irish in Florida receiver’s lead pack

Florida receiver Dredrick Snelson touts a big-time offer list. On Monday, the three-star athlete cut to 10 leaders, with Notre Dame making that cut.

On Monday, three-star wide out Dredrick Snelson announced his top 10 via Twitter. Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Virginia Tech and West Virginia made that cut.

For the standout from American Heritage in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., consistent contact with Autry Denson as well as Notre Dame’s academic reputation propelled the Irish into the list favorites.

“Notre Dame has a great business program, and so I think they would be a great fit because of the education they have,” Snelson said. “I talk every day on Twitter with coach Denson. We talk about life, school, and he really wants me to come up there and visit.”

Former Notre Dame running backs coach Tony Alford offered Snelson last October when the former Miami commit was still considered to be a solid pledge to the Hurricanes.

The 6-foot-1, 200-pound athlete de-committed from Miami in December.

“I just committed really early,” Snelson said. “I want to see what other options I have before making anything official.”

Snelson plans visit the local programs the spring and summer.

“I’ll stick with Florida, Florida State and Miami because it’s hard for me to drive to far away places,” Snelson said.

Snelson plans to make announce a commitment after his senior season.

“I have to be comfortable,” Snelson said. “I have to actually see myself living there for the next three to four years of my life. I want a family-oriented atmosphere and good academics.”

As a junior, Snelson registered 35 receptions for 729 yards and three touchdowns.

Snelson is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 94 wide receiver in the Class of 2016.


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