Snyder is a Student With Offers

The defensive end prospect from Spring Valley (Calif.) Monte Vista, <b>Clinton Snyder</b>, boasts a 4.45 GPA and two offers from his two favorite schools...

Clinton Snyder, 6-3, 210, Spring Valley (Calif.) Monte Vista, said he has two offers from his two favorite schools, UCLA and Stanford.

"Those two are at the top of my list," Snyder said. "I haven't put in the application for Stanford yet, but they still offered me. Right now I really couldn't decide between the two of them."

It's not coincidence that two academic schools like UCLA and Stanford are leading for Snyder. He has a 4.45 GPA and scored a 1240 on his first attempt at the SAT.

The serious student, who had 85 solo tackles and 17 ½ sacks from his defensive end position as a junior, said he's also heard from Arizona State, Colorado State, and San Diego State. "I'm interest in Arizona State, too. Colorado State and San Diego State have also offered."

When asked about the issues that will have a big impact in his decision, Snyder said academics were, of course, high on his list. "It'd be academics. I want to major in engineering, so that's important. And then probably staying in the west. Not necessarily in Southern California, but just on the west coast."

Snyder said that UCLA has recruited him the hardest so far. "They send me the most letters and I've talked with their coaches the most. They also were the first to offer me back in January."

UCLA assistant coach Brian Schneider has primarily been in charge of recruiting Snyder.

As far as a time frame for a decision, Snyder said he thinks it could be a while. "I'd like to take some time, watch the teams play this season, and take a couple of visits, at least. I'll probably wait until after my season to decide."

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