Now 2015 running back Charles Snorweah joins the fray as Flood prepares to lead Rutgers into the Big Ten. Snyder coached both players, and sees Snorweah as a fit for the new Rutgers conference.
"He's a very fast, explosive kid," Snyder said. "He's tough. He's been playing for us since his freshman year. His first couple of years, he did a lot of blocking and the dirty work, so to speak. His junior year was the first time he was really able to get the ball. He was well over 1,000 yards rushing, … and did a great job for us."
Snorweah broke out as a junior with more than 1,000 rushing yards in a split-carry role out of the wing-T offense. After cutting his teeth as a blocker in the run-heavy offense, Snorweah displayed talent with the ball in his hands.
Size is a concern, for now, at 5-foot-10 and 175 pounds, but Snorweah is not afraid to hit and has the frame to get bigger.
"He's fast, but he's hard-nosed too," Snyder said. "He's a football player that's very good at track. He's not like he's a track guy that just came out to try football. They do a lot of things with running backs these days, and he's got the speed for it and the toughness for it. I think, size wise, he needs to get bigger. He definitely will when he gets into a weight program at a major university like that."
Character will not be a concern with Snorweah, who is going to be a locker room leader at Pennsbury this season.
"He's a really good kid," Snyder said. "Everybody likes Charles. Nobody dislikes Charles. He's the most likable kid in the school."
Denman will have two more years of eligibility when Snorweah enrolls, creating the opportunity for a special moment for Pennsbury.
"That will be pretty cool," Snyder said. "I'll be watching a lot of Rutgers games, that's for sure. No doubt. J.J. was a senior when Charles was a freshman. He played as a freshman, so they played together."