Snider Enjoys UCLA Visit

One of the top available lead guards in the 2014 class -- Quentin Snider -- visited UCLA this past weekend. His father -- Scott -- talked with about the official visit.

Quentin Snider took his first visit since backing off his verbal pledge to Louisville this past weekend. The four-star lead guard out of Louisville (Ky.) Ballard traveled across the country to check out UCLA.

"It was great," Snider's father Scott told "We got to meet with the whole staff. Every time we went somewhere we had a different coach with us. David Grace has been our lead recruiter."

"We met coach [Duane] Broussard, coach [Steve] Alford, coach [Ed] Schilling and Tyus Edney," he added. "We met the whole staff and talked to the strength trainer and he showed us videos of how he works with the guys."

During the visit, UCLA made it clear that there was early playing time available at the point guard position and that stood out to the Sniders.

"They really made it clear that they really like Q and they really want him to come there," he said. "They showed us videos of how their guards get freedom and how they would use Q in the offense."

"They definitely need a point guard," Snider said. "He said there's an opportunity to come in and play right away. The fact that you could go out there and have a chance to be the starting point guard as a freshman and living in Westwood is a great opportunity."

Schilling has a reputation for being a good individual instructor and Snider said that was an intriguing factor.

"The fact that Ed Schilling is out there and could work him out individually all the time is great too," Snider said.

Where do the Sniders go from here?

"Right now just keep our visits scheduled and sit down and talk to Q," he said. "I wanted to get him home and have him think about it and talk about it and see where we go from here."

Snider is scheduled to visit Michigan State officially the weekend of September 14th. Then they are planning on visiting Connecticut and Illinois the following two weekends. Illinois is scheduled for the weekend of October 12th.

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