Broadening Options

Chad Snodgrass' performance at a pair of May football combines has drawn the interest of a number of high level schools, and as a result the big West Virginia lineman will be making several trips during the June camping period as he begins to take a close look at several potential college destinations.

"Things have picked up a lot," said Snodgrass of the recruiting interest surrounding him. "A lot of schools have been in contact, and I'd say Purdue, Maryland, LSU and Colorado have been in touch the most. Ohio has also been in there."

West Virginia University also remains on Snodgrass' radar, as the improving tackle is slated for a June 11 visit to its one-day camp. He also plans to visit Purdue and Maryland later this month around summer workouts with his Nitro High School teammates.

Snodgrass, who was somewhat overlooked as recruiting heated up earlier this year, believes his performance at the combines was a big reason for the increased attention.

"The two combines I went to have helped a lot," he noted. "I think I showed good footwork and good technique there. I picked up a few little things there, like how to get a stronger punch, but for the most part it was just a showcase for what I can do. I think I had good showings there, and that's one reason more schools are looking at me now."

Snodgrass isn't ready to narrow the field by naming names, but he did indicate a couple of factors that would influence his decision.

"I do want my parents to be able to see me play, so distance is a factor to a point," he explained. "I don't think I'd want to go all the way out to California, but anything within a six to eight-hour drive would be reasonable. I also want to go to a school at the highest level possible."

While admitting that there aren't too many schools that would be above West Virginia in the latter category, Snodgrass still plans, at least at this point, to be patient with the process.

"I'm still going to look at other schools and see what other ones are interested in me,"

Snodgrass will join approximately 40-50 players at WVU this weekend. Many of those scheduled to participate either have offers or could have one extended following the in-person look by the West Virginia coaching staff.

Former WVU player and coach Bill Legg is Purdue's point man in the Boilermakers' recuriting efforts with Snodgrass.

BlueGoldNews Top Stories