National Rank at OG: 5
Overall State Rank: 15
Star Rating: ****
An Inside Texas conversation with Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor on David Snow:
Inside Texas: What are David's best strengths?
Jeff Traylor: His work ethic, he's highly intelligent and his toughness.
IT: Is that specifically what Mack Brown liked in him?
Traylor: Definitely his toughness. You've got to have that as an offensive guard and he's got it.
IT: What does he need to improve to make the jump to the Division I level?
Traylor: I don't see anything wrong with him. Of course, he's one of my players, but I really don't. I guess he's just going to have to focus on the schemes and that sort of thing. We only had three or four pass protections here and in college it's going to be more complicated.
IT: You mentioned his intelligence. How is he academically?
Traylor: Great. Great. He's in National Honor Society.
IT: Did his intelligence show on the field? Is he a very football-savvy player?
Traylor: Yes he is. He loves the game. He has a tremendous passion for the the game.
IT: Did he have that in the beginning or did he develop that as his football career progressed?
Traylor: Day 1. I saw him from 7th grade all the way through 12th and he was always ready for whatever was next. He started every game in high school for us. Every one, freshman on. He started as a freshman on that state championship team. He's 56-3 in his high school career.
IT: Was that difficult for him, to just jump right in their as a high school freshman and be a starter at offensive guard, even all the way through the playoffs and to the state championship?
Traylor: He didn't miss a beat. I never worried about him. He's just such a tough, smart, big player.
IT: What kind of a leader was he for y'all? Did he stand up in front of the team or yell a lot?
Traylor: No. He doesn't talk a lot. He leads by example. Always did the right thing. I never, never had to worry about him doing his job.
IT: What kind of measureables does he have?
Traylor: His forty time is a 5.2, his bench press is 345 pounds and his squat is about 510-520.
IT: Anything else you'd like to add about David Snow?
Traylor: I think we pretty much covered it. He's just a tough, smart kid.
UT Signing Day Bio: Prep All-American and all-state performer ... played in the 2008 U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... ranked as the second-best guard on ESPN's top 150 national prospects list ... a member of Rivals top 250 national prospects ... four-time 15-3A all-district and all-East Texas performer ... named one of the state's Top 10 offensive linemen by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... a first-team member of Dave Campbell's Super Team ... helped Gilmer to a 50-4 record (19-0 in district play) as a four-year starter at guard ... tabbed first-team 3A all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association and all-district 15-3A as a senior ... led Gilmer to a 14-1 record (5-0 district) and a berth in the 3A Div. II state finals ... helped the Buckeyes post 7,100 yards of total offense (4,242r/2,858p), rush for 282.8 ypg and average 46.7 ppg ... tabbed third-team 3A all-state by the Texas Sports Writers Association, honorable mention 3A all-state by The Associated Press, first-team all-district and all-East Texas as a junior ... led Gilmer to a 10-1 record (5-0 district) and a No. 11 ranking in the Texas Football Top 25 ... helped the Buckeyes score 53.6 ppg, while allowing fellow Longhorn G.J. Kinne to throw for 3,216 yards and 47 TDs ... earned first-team all-district and all-East Texas honors as a sophomore ... led Gilmer to a 10-2 record (5-0 district) ... helped the Buckeyes score 44.1 ppg ... named district Newcomer of theYear and all-East Texas as a freshman in helping the Buckeyes to a perfect 16-0 record (4-0 district) and the 3A Div. II state championship ... also a two-time regional qualifier in the shot put ... Born 11/9/89 in Longview, Texas ... full name is David Neil Snow ... prep honor roll student ... a member of the National Honor Society ... earned academic all-state honors as a senior ... active in community service ... father, Todd Snow, played football at Southeastern Oklahoma ... uncle, Mark Snow, played baseball at Southwestern ... enjoys landscaping, hunting, fishing and carpentry.
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