Snead Talks About Choice

<b>William Snead</b>, the defensive prospect from Oakland Skyline, UCLA's lastest verbal commitment, talks about his decision to go to UCLA over Cal...

William Snead, 6-4, 215, Oakland (Calif.) Skyline, is very happy about his decision to sign a letter of intent with UCLA this coming Wednesday, the first day high school football players can sign with the school of their choice.


As was reported last week on BRO, Snead was having a very difficult time deciding between UCLA and nearby California. He had mentioned that the schools were so close in how he was being recruited, the academics and the directions of the programs.


His coach at Skyline, John Beam, insisted last Wednesday that Snead come to a decision. "He didn't make me come to a decision immediately, but he thought it would be for my best interest if I made a decision as soon as possible. I just talked to my parents and my coach on Wednesday and we went over all the aspects of each school and UCLA kept coming out on top. It was just so even with Cal, but UCLA just seemed to have more things that interested me."


Snead, who has been recruited through January by UCLA defensive coordinator Larry Kerr, called UCLA last Thursday with the news of the decision. "I talked to coach (Karl) Dorrell. He was real happy when I called."


The Snead family is also very happy with the decision. "UCLA is far enough away from home, but not too far. My mom says that they are going to be coming down for as many home games as possible. My younger brother, Michael, is in eighth grade. He is playing baseball and basketball right now. He is probably going to play football when he gets to Skyline." Snead has some family in southern California too. "My sister lives in Long Beach. She just graduated from Long Beach State. I also have an uncle that lives down there too."


Snead was not sure exactly when he will be coming down the coast to UCLA this summer, but said he is looking forward to getting to UCLA as soon as possible.

Bruin Report Online Top Stories