In terms of interest from Division 1A college football programs, recent weeks have been busy for Deep Run (Glen Allen, VA) junior Jake Snyder . Snyder, a 6-4, 235-pound defensive end prospect who has already received two Division 1A scholarship offers, says he is “excited to be in this position. It has been awesome having coaches come by to look at you.”
Virginia head coach Al Groh and Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer have each stopped by Deep Run High School. About two to three weeks ago, Notre Dame assistant coach Ron Powlus stopped by. A Syracuse coach has come by and Snyder expects a coach from Tennessee in as well.
Virginia was the first school to extend a scholarship offer, but another school followed suit last month.
“Virginia Tech has also offered me,” Snyder said. “Coach Cavanaugh and Coach Beamer came by the school. That was cool. We ran into each other. They told my coach that they saw my film and the coaching staff liked me. The coaches liked the way I could play on either side of the ball. I guess they think I could play [defensive end or tight end].”
Snyder, whose brother, Matt, is a freshman walk-on wide receiver at UVa, said in December that he was leaning towards the Cavaliers. At the same time, he expressed an interest in checking out other programs as well.
“I think I’m still pretty open about it,” Snyder said. “Tech and Virginia being the two that have offered, I’m definitely very excited about both and am considering both equally. Right now, I’m just trying to look at any school that shows interest in me.”
Snyder, who attended the University of Virginia’s home football game against Wake Forest in November, plans to return to Charlottesville later this month. He would also like to visit Virginia Tech.
“I’m actually going to the Virginia junior day on February 24th,” Snyder said. “I’ll check out a basketball game and look around campus. I’m excited about it. It’ll be fun to go there and be with the coaches for a while. It’ll be cool to look around. I’ve been up there a couple of times already, but it’ll be cool to see it again.
“I haven’t heard a whole lot about Virginia Tech, but I want to see if they have a junior day coming up. Right now, the only one I know I’m...
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