Jewone Snow makes official visit to Purdue

The 6'5", 240 pound LB from Canton McKinley H.S. in Ohio is the son of former Michigan football player Garland Rivers and recently visited West Lafayette.

Jewone Snow made the trip to the West Lafayette, Indiana campus the weekend of the Notre Dame game and was on the sidelines during the electric battle between Purdue and Notre Dames, as the Irish slipped past the Boilers on a last second touchdown pass by Jimmy Clausen. Snow. Snow, the 6-foot-4, 235-pound prospect who earned All-Ohio Division I First-Team recognition for his performance last fall, is the latest of several notable athletes to come out of Canton McKinley high school, including Michigan basketball star Gary Grant and former Ohio State standout Mike Doss.

Snow's visit was his only official visit thus far and he said it was a great experience. " I liked everything about it from the campus, coaches, the atmosphere of the game, the way they (Purdue) played, academics - everything. I didn't think I'd like it as much as I did."

It was clear to Snow that the young linebacking corps of the Boilermakers would be an intriguing place to play and thought their effort against Notre Dame was exceptional." I think the linebackers played well (Saturday vs Notre Dame) and their young too, but I think I could make an impact." said Snow. He went on to add that two schools are making the strongest push for him at this point. " Purdue and West Virginia is showing the most interest thus far and I'll probably will make an official visit to the Mountaineers. They both have needs for a linebacker like me."

Snow is the son of a Garland Rivers, who played for Michigan and his uncle is Percy Snow, Who played for the Michigan State. The legacy link to football in the Big House is there, but at this point everyone in his family has encouraged him to go where he feels it will work best for him.

The timetable for a decision is not expected to be a hurried one, as Jewone will continue weighing his options and researching the many schools on his list. Said Snow, " I don't know if I'll make 5 offficial visits, but then I'll probably make a decision after football season. Indiana told me I could play alot as a freshman when I talked to them."

Snow has had scholarship offers not only from Purdue but also from the Mountaineers, Illinois, Indiana, Pitt and Michigan St. Only Michigan hasn't offered to Snow, and in his heart of hearts that is surely where he'd like to go the most. He made the comment that only Michigan hasn't offered and when I asked him if that was the program he was hoping would offer, he was reluctant to say it. But you could tell by the long pause it probably is the place that was on the top of his list. Snow has made unofficial visits to Ann Arbor many times, but he's also traveled to West Virginia, Cincinnati, Ohio State and Michigan St. for unofficial visits to those universities.

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