It's very rare for a freshman to see any varsity action at Canton McKinley, but last season saw Jewone Snow start on both sides of the football for the Bulldogs. Snow, 6' 2" and 220 pounds, started at linebacker and tight end last season at McKinley. This was a feat that players such as Mike Doss, Kenny Peterson and Jamar Martin could not duplicate.
Canton McKinley head coach Brian Cross has coached Ohio football for over 30 years. He has seen and coached a lot of great players. Cross is very impressed with the long term potential of Jewone Snow.
"Jewone has a college body right now," Cross said. "He's a good kid and he works hard. He deserved to start as a freshman. I've been around some great players and he has a chance to be a great one. He needs to keep his head on straight and continue to work hard. We're expecting big things from him this year. I think he's ready to have a big year for us."
Snow certainly has the bloodlines to be a star athlete. His father is former Michigan star Garland Rivers. His mother is the brother of Cleveland Cavalier guard Eric Snow. Understandably Snow has some affection for the Wolverines. He is also a big fan of the Ohio State Buckeyes, among others.
"Well, with my dad having played for Michigan, I like them a lot," Snow said. "I like a lot of schools though. I really don't even think about recruiting and where I might go to college. I'm just trying to keep my grades high and work hard to be a good football player. I have over a 3.0 grade point average and I know I can do better. I like Ohio State a lot. I also like Florida, Northwestern and Notre Dame. I like playing linebacker and wouldn't mind playing defensive end if I get bigger. I definitely like playing defense and being able to hit people. I'm looking forward to getting this season started."
Snow did not attend any camps this past spring, but intends to be very active on the camp and combine circuit next year. He also plays basketball at Canton McKinley. There aren't too many kids in the class of 2010 that have hit the recruiting radar, but Jewone Snow definitely has and he is a player we will watch very closely at Scout.com in the coming years.