Post-Visit Thoughts from Oakland Prospect

<b>William Snead</b>, the athletic defensive end/linebacker prospect from Oakland Skyline, visited UCLA last weekend. UCLA's situation has changed his visit schedule -- and his list of favorite schools...

William Snead, 6-4, 215, Oakland (Calif.) Skyline, spent last weekend visiting UCLA officially, his first of three scheduled official visits. Snead could certainly fill an area of need for the Bruins as he projects as a defensive end in college.


 "It was fun, I had a real nice time," Snead said. "I came in on Saturday morning and stayed until Monday. Saturday we had the game. Then I went out to dinner with a bunch of the players. Sunday I got a tour of the school and met the academic advisors. Then I went to the basketball game."  Wesley Walker hosted Snead.


Asked about the firing of Bob Toledo, Snead said, "I didn't know a thing until I was on my way home. They kind of hinted that he was going to get fired, but I didn't think it was going to be as soon as it did. I talked to coach (Kelly) Skipper on Monday night. He told me about the situation. He has been recruiting me all along. It kind of puts them (UCLA) on hold until I find out what the new coaching staff is going to be like. I want to know who the position coach is going to be. I have talked to coach (Marc) Dove the linebackers coach a few times."


Snead is a tall, rangy outside linebacker who is getting looks at both linebacker and defensive end. He was recently named All-League and All-City and is one of the top defensive players the loaded Skyline has had in years, according to head coach John Beam. The athletic Snead also plays basketball, playing power forward and center, but does not expect to carry his basketball career on in college. "This is going to be my last season."


With the first official trip completed, Snead has changed his list of schools and visit schedule. He is no longer scheduled to visit Washington State. Instead he will visit Arizona State this weekend. Then he is visiting Washington on January 10. "I may take more visits, but I have not scheduled any others yet. I'm considering them. I just got off the phone with Cal. We are trying to set up a visit, but we are still checking different dates." Snead said he wants to take all his trips before making any decision and has no favorite at this time.

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