In-depth with David Snow

Gilmer (Texas) has become a routine stop for college football recruiters over the last couple of years. Texas signed Gilmer stand outs G.J. Kinne and Curtis Brown from the class of 2007 and has already picked up a huge commitment in the 2008 class from David Snow. He grew up rooting for the Longhorns and it was no surprise when he became the first to verbally commit to Texas.

"I rooted for UT when I grew up. I have always liked them. Growing up in Texas, you always have to root for Texas," David Snow said.

The Texas Longhorn coaching staff first noticed Snow during his sophomore season at Gilmer. He knows the coaching staff at Texas very well and developed great relationship with them throughout the recruiting process.

"Well, all the Texas coaches are Christian coaches. They are all God loving people. I love to be around them. They don't cuss. I really feel like I fit in at Texas. They are great."

Gilmer has developed into a powerhouse in class 3A over the last couple of years. Manuel Johnson, G.J. Kinne, Curtis Brown and Justin Johnson are a few of the names that come to mind. Snow has relished the opportunity to play football with such an elite group of kids.

"I've always heard that you are only as good as the people you play with. Those guys are really great. I have known them for a long time. They can build you up when you work out and stuff. It's just great to be around them," Snow said.

The state of Texas has always been known for producing great offensive linemen. The class of 2008 is no different. How does Snow feel like he compares to the likes of a J.B. Shugarts or a Stephen Good?

"I'm really the only guard prospect in the state. J.B. is a tackle and Stephen Good is a tackle. We all work out hard. We are all just great athletes," Snow said. "I talked to Stephen Good after he committed. He was going to go where it was the best fit for him. I am happy for him. I talked to J.B. before I committed. I really don't know where he is going, but I know that he will make the best decision for him."

Snow is the type of kid that gives 100 percent day in and day out. He talked about his strengths on and off the football field.

"I just never give up. I just keep on with it," Snow said. "Off the field, I am probably a role model for other kids to follow. I never get in any trouble."

Snow had accumulated over 30 offers before going to Texas' first junior day on February 11th. In the end, he was just waiting for the Longhorns to extend an offer. Nobody else mattered. Snow and Tray Allen could make an incredible tandem for years to come on the 40 Acres.

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