Family Feel Leads Sneed to Rutgers

Orange Park (Fla.) Fleming Island three-star running back Trey Sneed joined the Rutgers class of 2016 Friday afternoon, and detailed his decision in a conversation with Scout.

Trey Sneed considered a commitment before he arrived to Rutgers Thursday, and it did not take long to make that a reality.

The talented three-star running back out of Orange Park (Fla.) Fleming Island announced his verbal commitment Friday afternoon after the Scarlet Knights sat as his long-time leader.

"For the longest time, I always made it evident that Rutgers was my leader, my No. 1," Sneed said. "The relationship I have with not just [running backs coach Norries Wilson] but the whole coaching staff, knowing people who have been there and what they said about the program."

Sneed visited Rutgers alongside friend and fellow 2016 commit Jonathan Pollock. He followed the Scarlet Knights from a young age, but his first trip to campus sold him on the decision.

"When I was younger before my recruitment got kicked off, I used to see a lot about the Rutgers program," Sneed said. "I already had love for them before they had love me."

Sneed is the first running back commitment in the growing 2016 class. He joins a busy room that includes 2015 signee Charles Snorweah and other talented players.

"I really look forward to the opportunity just to learn when I get here," he said. "I do intend to play as a freshman, but being able to learn from Josh Hicks, Robert Martin and Desmon Peoples and Justin Goodwin will probably still be here. They've shown that they can play at this level."

Sneed and Pollock visited together and return to Florida after Saturday's practice. Both plan to be back on campus for the Rutgers spring game.

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