Update on Clinton Snyder

The defensive end/linebacker deom Spring Valley (Calif.) Monte Vista, <b>Clinton Snyder</b>, who UCLA has offered, says that three schools are recruiting him the hardest at this point...

Clinton Snyder, 6-3, 215, Spring Valley (Calif.) Monte Vista, is one of the top pass-rushers the Golden State has to offer this year. He has received over a dozen phone calls since the latest contact period began.

"I have gotten phone calls from UCLA, Stanford, Cal, Fresno State, Washington, Washington State, Duke, Harvard, Yale, Wyoming, San Diego State, Colorado, and Arizona," said Snyder. "I think there are some more, too, but that is all I can think of right now."

Snyder is being recruited as an outside linebacker/defensive end and plays d-end and tight end for Monte Vista. In their first game, he had two sacks against La Costa Canyon in a 34-0 win. On offense, at tight end, he does not see many opportunities but makes the best of them when they do come along. Last year, he had a five catches for four touchdowns.

Clinton is a top-notch student claiming a 4.47 core GPA with a 1240 SAT score. So it is no wonder he is looking for a strong academic institution. "Stanford is my slight leader," he says. "I also like UCLA, Cal, and Arizona."

He has three written offers right now, from Cal, UCLA, and SDSU. He says that the Bruins, Bears, and Cardinal are showing the most current attention.

Snyder was impressive when TheInsiders saw him at the UCLA one-day camp and that is where he had a great opportunity to get a feel for the Bruins' program and its football staff. "I had a chance to talk to their d-line coach (Don Johnson) to see what he was like. I like his philosophy on the way the game should be played. I got to see some tape of how they do things and was real impressed. The school is in a great location."

He has not scheduled any visits yet but says that he will try to make it to a couple of UCLA games at the Rose Bowl this fall.

His parents do not have a favorite. "Really, they are just overwhelmed by everything right now. They know I will pick a good academic school and they are happy about that."

He would like to major in Mechanical Engineering.

Monte Vista takes on El Camino, this Friday.

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