After recording 34 catches for 559 yards and nine touchdowns in 2015, Houston (TX) Cypress Ranch wide receiver R.J Sneed II is looking to take his game to the next level. A TCU commit, the three-star prospect will have to do it with a new quarterback under center after the graduation of Collin Rock (SMU).
“I would say 7-on-7s was really big,” said Sneed regarding his chemistry with projected starter Austin Goffney (battling for the job). “We started connecting and he did a good job of getting us to state. There was no adjustment at all. We just have to continue to get on the same page.”
Chemistry will be extremely important considering the attention Sneed expects to demand from defensive coordinators in the Houston area.
“I believe there will be extra attention. I feel like I’m ready for it,” said Sneed. “If they do, we have another wideout on the other side that would have a field day.”
Sneed committed to the Frogs in February, shortly after taking a visit to Forth Worth. With offers from California, Houston, Oklahoma State, Mississippi, Tennessee, UCLA, UTAH and SMU among others, Sneed admits he could possibly take other official visits, but says nothing is planned. There are still teams recruiting the wide receiver despite his pledge.
As far as an official visit to TCU, he’s thinking possibly the Oklahoma game.
“I committed because of the atmosphere, the coaching staff and the spread offense,” said Sneed. “The coaches said they would use my size and speed on the outside to get me the ball.”
Sneed says his offseason was spent trying to clean up his routes. The Mustangs finished 10-2 last year and return ten total starters. The senior knows to make a jump, Cypress Ranch will depend a lot on his production.
“I want to end things on a good note,” said Sneed. “I’m excited for my senior season. I think I accomplished what I wanted to this offseason with my routes and footwork.”
Sneed and the Mustangs open up the season on Aug. 26 against Cinco Ranch.