Recruiting: Summer Decision Expected From Snead

<b>Jevan Snead</b> of Stephenville, Texas, is one of the top QB prospects in the Lone Star State. We grab his spring game itinerary (Did he go to the UT spring game last weekend? Is he headed to A&M's this weekend? OU or Texas Tech's the week after that?), his summer camp-agenda (Is it set yet?), which schools he‘s seen (unofficially), not to mention the first thing that pops in his head about eight legitimate contenders for his services, when he expects to make a decision, and more…

With official visits providing D-I prospects the opportunity to evaluate schools on the school's dime, no one said a D-I kid couldn't pay his own way to check out a school unofficially, attend a team's summer camp, Junior Day and/or spring game. Snead has taken advantage of those opportunities, checking out several schools already.

"Yesterday, he went down to A&M and watched one of their practices," Snead's father said. "Before that, we visited A&M on their Junior Day and visited the University of Texas on their second Junior Day. We also went on an unofficial trip to see Florida and Florida State (but the coaches at Florida State were on spring break). On the way back, we visited Auburn."

"Last year, he went to LSU to see an LSU-Mississippi State game," Mr. Snead continued. "And he got to talk to the LSU coaches. Nick Saban had indicated that they were offering him a scholarship but when he went to Miami (Dolphins), I guess that fell through. But there is some indication that the new staff might be offering (in the near future)."

"He also went to a Tulane camp and a U of H camp last year," Mr. Snead added. "And, between Jevan's freshman and sophomore year, he went to a 3-day Texas camp."

Spring Game Itinerary: Snead, who holds 15 offers (Auburn, Baylor, Florida, Houston, Kansas, Miami, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Purdue, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech and Tulane) was slated to be in Austin this past weekend for the Orange/White Game, but he was unable to make it.

"We wanted to make their spring game, but the junior/senior prom was the same weekend," Mr. Snead informed. "And with Jevan graduating early, we thought if he was going to be able to go to the prom, he better go to the junior prom now. And, so we called the Texas coaches before hand and let them know that we weren't trying to get out of going. This was a big thing for Jevan. We had to get him fitted for a tux, and the timing just wasn't good. So, we didn't get to make it."

With Oklahoma, Texas A&M and Texas Tech spring games still to play, has the DFW-area passer made plans to attend any of those events?

"Yes, we're going to the A&M spring game this weekend (April 9) and then to the OU spring game the week after that (April 16)," Snead's father said.

Summer Camp Agenda: Jevan, who is taking a few summer school classes in order to graduate early and enroll in the school of his choice this spring, along with 7-on-7, is going to be extremely busy over the next few months. Because of that hectic schedule he has yet to decide what his immediate summer camp plans might entail. So, expect the Sneads to play it by ear.

Commitment-time frame: Due to the 6-3, 200-pound QB's plans to enroll early, and wanting to focus on Stephenville football during his final season as a prep, his father said official visits are being ruled out. And, that a summer decision is expected.

"He's planning on making his commitment the first or middle of August," Jevan's father explained. "His first game is August 28. And, he wants to have his mind made up right before that, or sooner."

One of the eight schools below, could be the lucky one to win this Texas Top 100 prospect's early pledge. And, while Snead prefers not to narrow down his list at this stage of the game, eight programs appear to be the most intriguing to him at this point in the process. New offers can certainly change the dynamics as well as his learning more information about the schools having already offered. So this is by no means a solid or final eight. His list could change (and change often) before it's all said and done.

Having said that, Snead gives us the first thing that comes to mind with regard to each of the eight schools (just below):

Auburn: "They usually always have a pretty tough football team."

Florida: "I think Urban Meyer is a great coach, and I think system, he has a great system."

Miami: "They've been a power-house of a program."

Oklahoma: "These past few years, they've been really great. And, they have a chance to contend for another national championship."

Oklahoma State: "Well, they got a new coach so I don't really know much about them. But with their new offense, I know they're going to try to spread it around."

Texas: "I just think of that great Texas tradition."

Texas A&M: "Probably one of the most tradition-rich schools there is."

Texas Tech: "You always know that they're going to throw it around a lot."

JR Season Stats: In 11 games, Snead was 184-of-305, completing 60 percent of his passes, for 3,025 yards, 28 TDs, against 9 INTs. He also logged 108 carries, for 525 yards (4.9 ypc), 14 TDs.

Academics: 4.379 GPA, 24 ACT (on first attempt).

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