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I had a chance to see Thadeus Snodgrass at the Ohio Nike Camp last year and as an underclassman, he caught my eye. He's got good wide receiver size and what struck me last summer was his quicks and acceleration ability. I think he's got a chance to come in as a very complete target for the UK passing game.
In the broader picture, I just love the commitment to the state of Ohio that this staff has made. I've felt like from the beginning, Mark Stoops was a strong hire because he could strengthen the recruiting in Ohio and with Snodgrass that's another big step in the right direction. If UK becomes a contender in the SEC, I believe it will have to do it with Ohio and Florida talent. Stoops seems to agree and I like that approach.
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Just hope he stays around and sticks with the commitment. He already tried to commit to Notre Dame and Ohio State before and were told no by both schools. Neither of those schools even communicate with Snodgrass anymore. Grades are something he needs to do a better job on.
First I heard that rumor.
and you know this how?
He had a press conference scheduled last November after he got an offer from Ohio State but cancelled it.
I think he is a great looking prospect, I think the rumor was there were some qualifying concerns on the OSU side but also that his high school offense didn't throw it around a lot. Still think it is a great get for you guys though.
This post was edited by Fish61 12 months ago
just asking. BBN is really excited about this commit.are u saying he will not make grades?
Obviously I have no idea, just passing along the rumor. I think the qualifying concerns are probably overblown. I think it might have been an excuse to slow things down a bit to see where OSU stood with other kids. I think the OSU staff wanted to see him camp again.
LoL..BBN..disregard any negative info coming from anyone not associated with 247...Josh..or even Steve or Barton would let us know if any such worries were warranted.
Uk just landed another elite kid with offers from Ohio St, Notre Dame, Nebraska, USCjr,WVU..it stings..rumors will fly..kid is all UK..you wont see him flip. Wants to play with Drew Barker and the other Ohio kids.
Is he a early enrollee possibility?
You need to chill and relax. Nobody said he isn't a BCS level WR. He just has a history of jumping from school to school as his favorite and has tried to commit to two schools already. I already said in my post that I hope he sticks with it this time.
I am relaxed. Im just wondering where you got your info? Snodgrass has had UK at the top of his list for months now..we've been expecting this kids verbal since..idk..january?? For the past 2 months..3 months..Uk has been at the top of his favorite list..and this is the first Ive heard of him ever trying to commit to anyone. He held offers from Ohio St..and believe me the buckeyes would take his commit..kid is a player. Dont know where you get that Ohio St or Notre Dame wouldnt communicate with Thaddeus..that is false. Sorry..it's just that all these negatives you bring up..none are true. The staff here at CatsPause keep us well informed..and are batting 1.000 on thier crystal ball predicts of recruits and where they land.
Now..we just lost Denzel Ware..a kid that had verbaled to FSU and then UK..now looks like hes Florida bound..but we knew that verbal was soft as butter for a while. I know Ohio St was trying to get Snodgrass back in Columbus for thier junior day event..but Thaddeus canceled..to visit UK.
I would like to know where the info he tried to commit to OSU and ND and got told no came from.
Believe me Ohio st already turned him down...it was a done deal to Ohio st in December...it is not a rumor that he tried to commit to Ohio st it's a fact...they turned him down and moved on and like guys like Derek Kief and Dallas Todd and drake Harris and possibly Lonnie Johnson and demare kitt better then snodgrass...not sayin any of them r better or will be better as no one knows...snodgrass can end the best of all of them but to say Ohio st would accept his commitment right now is just wrong...as a buckeye football insider I can tell u they do the same job as the insiders here and it is well docmumented that he was turned down...if uk signs Derek Kief...that would be a steal from osu as Ohio st would accept his commit right now...he did no cancel on Ohio st junior day because osu doesn't have a junior day...they dot have a day where they bring in recruits on a specific day and call it a "junior day" a lot of teams do it Ohio st did it in the past but not this year...he wasn't asked to come back and visit either...to add he's not the only one whose been told no...the name up above Lonnie Johnson tried to commit also and was told to hold off to see where we stand it happens all the time Lonnie was invited back and told to hold off again and is comin back again for spring game...see the difference
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by esupp24 12 months ago
Makes some sense since they're after a guy named Kitt from GA who is higher rated by 247.
Hrmm..they offer a kid..a kid that visits..several times..leading up to November..the month Stoops..gets here..and by visits i mean he was visiting Ohio St..check his timeline..and when he goes to commit..they say no? I know this happens some..but mostly when rides are taken up, the school has only so many slots to hand out for a particular position. To think Ohio State thinks they have better wr's than Snodgrass on roster?? Posey is gone right? Did you see how many drops they had in certain losses the previous 2 years? I know you guys went 12-0..last year..but Its not like your Wr's are owning db's. Notre Dame either? How many drops did they have vs Bama? several.
Oh well.. keep on doing it I guess..we'll take a fast 4 star wr anyday. And to be blunt..I dont care if OSU and Notre Dame turned him down..we'll take him..and Kief..and Mike Edwards, and hopefully Darius West.
If these guys tried to commit..would Meyer take them?
I dont jump on the worthless nuts site when you guys get a recruit and give all the details about this and that. But I will tell you I think both Ohio St and Notre dame are two of the most overrated programs in sports..period. Ohio St beats an overpumped Arkansas team minus two of thier best players and shouts for joy they are as good as SEC teams..(Arkansas was more like a Big ten team..they were all offense..no defense..) Call me when you guys can stay within 20 points of Bama or LSU..
All of this really doesn't matter. We are not talking about Ohio State in this forum. We are talking about UK football. Whether he had an offer from OSU or didn't and whether he was turned down by OSU or wasn't is irrelevant. He is committed to Kentucky.
+1. You said it best z..sorry for my venting..(OSU fans and I do not see eye to buckeye). I think Snodgrass will prove to be a valuable addition to UK's growing talent pool at WR. Has the size and speed to move around, play slot or play outside..the skill is there..gosh..Im loving our potential talent core at wr. Ryan Timmons, AJ Legree, Javess Blue, Snodgrass. Sweat. THats a boatload of speed and athleticism right there. Now..if we can seal the deal with Derek Kief..things really start to make me drool.
Josh..do you still like UK's chances to land Kief??
Some of these kids would also rather catch 80 passed a year vs 25-30 a year. Once this staff gets WR's on campus and they see Neil Browns offence they can see themselves playing in that system.
With Ohio st I think it was honestly a numbers thing...we have 3 less schollies a year because of sanctions so snodgrass was one of those guys where u offer him hoping he waits cause Ohio st can't really take a chance they need alot of guys to camp to kno what they r gettin cause they can't miss on many wit the reductions...I think if we have full amount of rides he would be accepted in a heartbeat he's got all the potential in the world but it's a numbers game...Kief is a battle that if u guys win you beat us hands down Ohio st would accept his commit right now
Everything that poster said was true.
As I said..I was not aware of that. I do apologize for venting. I am now informed Ohio St, and Notre Dame backed off Snodgrass..still not 100% he tried to commit to ND. Mabye he did. Im glad to have him. Couple of up votes for my ignorant rant. Not my style..I assure you. We are just so pumped right now..weve been a long suffering fanbase. Please understand my raving wasnt directed at you guys personally. Ive had a run in or two with insane Buckeye fans..LoL..(Every fanbase has them.) WE had a bunch of Nebraksa fans coming on here and acting like idiots after UK flipped Marcus McWilson. You guys have been nothing but class..(for buckeye fans..lol)
Anyway..Im about to head to the Spring Game..Derek Kief's supposed to be here today..big sign he's leaning to Uk imo..kids a legit player. If he dosent come to UK..I hope he goes OSU..I dont think I want him on another SEC team..6'5 195..sure,sure hands and pretty quick for his size..low 4.5 high 4.4 imo.
Good luck this year.
As I said..I eat crow. Not EVERYTHING was true..but most of it was..and I apologize..again. +1 to ya. You guys have acted with class. You have to understand we had tons of upset Nebraska fans on here post Marcus McWilson flip..saying all sorts of crazy things..Im just hesitant to trust the words of opposing fanbases not of FSU (those fans are so gracious and intelligent.) Anywho..staff has told me Ohio ST,Notre Dame did in fact back off Snodgrass..not for grades as THAT poster said..but they labeled him a camp kid..wanted him to wait and see. Still cant find where he attempted to commit to ND. He could have..no matter..he's here now..and we are happy to have him. Aftyer that BCS Title game..Id thought ND would jump on a kid like Snodgrass..his measurables are off the charts..do you guys already have verbals from some elite WR's? If so I understand..if not..you guys should have accepted this kids commit..dont you think?
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