Signing Day Spotlight
Kenedy Snell, Running Back, Waxahachie (Texas)
Size: 5-8, 167
Recruiting: Snell committed in mid-July to TCU, which he chose over offers from Michigan, Wisconsin, Kansas, SMU, New Mexico, and ULM.
Rankings: Recently re-classified from athlete to running back, Snell is Scout's No. 8 running back in the state of Texas and No. 46 nationally at his position.
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: In three varsity seasons for Waxahachie High in Texas Class 5A, Snell gained 2,711 yards from scrimmage and scored 34 offensive touchdowns. He ran for 1,580 yards and 22 TD's, while catching 59 passes for 1,131 yards and 12 TD's on 19.2 yards per reception.
2016: As a senior, Snell accounted for 1,049 yards from scrimmage and 16 total touchdowns. He ran for 645 yards and 11 TD's on 13.2 yards per carry. Snell caught 24 passes for 404 yards and five scores on 16.8 yards per reception.
2015: Playing multiple offensive roles as a junior, Snell accounted for 1,335 yards from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns. He ran for 778 yards and 11 touchdowns on 9.3 yards per carry, while catching 22 passes for 557 yards and five scores on 25.3 per catch.
2014: As a sophomore, Snell gained 327 yards from scrimmage and scored two touchdowns. He caught 13 passes for 170 yards and both scores, while rushing for 157 yards on only 15 carries.
Kenedy Snell is a true offensive athlete who can move around the formation and provide an offense with versatility and home run-hitting speed. His most natural position is running back, but he can also line up in the slot as needed. Snell flashes electric open-field agility and good top-end speed to make him a big-play threat every time he touches the ball. Snell is rather short, so he lacks ideal size, but he possesses good bulk for a player of his stature.
Snell is a big-play weapon regardless of where he lines up. He's proven that he can hit the home run from the backfield or out wide, and he's a dangerous piece in the jet/fly and screen games. Because of his athleticism and playmaking ability, Snell is a likely Power Five-caliber prospect. -- Gabe Brooks
- Breakaway speed
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