Recruiting Picking Up For QB Doug Snider

Doug Snider of Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit is one of Ohio's top quarterbacks. A fine athlete with a rifle arm, Snider is in the middle of baseball right now but is seeing things pick up recruiting-wise.

Doug Snider of Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit is not a name that has been discussed much on the Internet yet, but this player has the potential to be the top QB in Ohio this year. The 6-3, 220-pound Snider has a strong arm and fine athleticism, and schools are starting to notice.

"Things are starting to pick up. The last couple of days, Bowling Green, Purdue and Michigan State have been in," he said. "I've been down to Ohio State and UC."

Right now though, Snider is busy with baseball and is finding it hard to get to campuses.

"I'm playing baseball and can't get around as much as I'd like to," he said. "I'm leading the area in hitting and I play first base, but I will be playing football in college."

Snider went up against Michigan State QB signee Brian Hoyer of Cleveland St. Ignatius the other day. 

"I played against him the other day. We lost 3-2, but I got two hits off him," Snider said. "He threw really hard."

Snider didn't play any winter sports as he was lifting and throwing all winter, but he is already looking to football season this year.

"We missed the playoffs by a half point last year," he said. "If we would have had a team to play in the tenth game, we would have made it. The coaches are looking to rectify that this year. We had been playing nine games for a while, but this is the first time it had an impact.

"We were in a run-oriented offense, so we did a lot of throwing on third down. My percentage is not what I'd like it to be."

When it comes to camps this summer, things aren't certain yet but Snider is considering quite a few.

"I could not go to Nike at Ohio State. I'm going to go to the Penn State Nike Camp," he said. "Ohio State, Purdue and a QB camp in Vegas, I'm going to those for sure. Kentucky, Iowa, and maybe some others for one-days."

When is Snider looking to make a decision?

"I would like to make an early decision but it depends on who offers," he said. 

When it comes to what he's looking for in a college, player relationships will play a role as he is using his relationship with current D-I prospect Mike Chambers as something he'd like to see more of in the future.

"What offense the school runs, the players and especially the receivers - I need to be able to click with them," he said.That's really helped me. Mike Chambers and I have such a good relationship."

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