Snyder to Focus on Decision Making Process

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Deep Run (Glen Allen, VA) defensive end/tight end recruit Jake Snyder has closed out the Evaluation Period in style, adding scholarship offers from Louisville, Ohio State and Penn State to bring his total offer number to nine. Within the next few weeks, the 6-4, 235-pound rising senior may take the next step – whatever that may be – in his decision making process.

“In the next couple of weeks, I’m going to sit down with my family and look at each of the schools that have offered,” said Snyder, whose other offers include Boston College, Colorado, Purdue, Richmond, Virginia and Virginia Tech. “I might plan out some more trips after that. Maybe, I’ll make a decision. That is not necessarily going to happen, but it might if I feel comfortable with it. I’m going to look at the pros and cons of every school and go from there.

“I’m at least trying to narrow it down to who I’m most serious about.”

Snyder’s most recent visit was to Boston College for the Eagles Spring Game. The trip seemed to go well.

“I liked it a lot,” Snyder said. “It was real nice. It was a fun trip. It was good to get to know the coaches and to see the Spring Game.”

Like Boston College, Ohio State is recruiting Snyder as a tight end. He discussed the recent offer from the Buckeyes.

“That was pretty cool,” Snyder said of landing an offer from Ohio State. “It was exciting, especially since they are a nationally recognized program every year.”

As for whether or not position makes a difference, Snyder said, “It really doesn’t matter. I’ve been telling people all along that it doesn’t matter.”

The University of Virginia and Virginia Tech remain in contention along with all of the other schools that have offered. Both programs have made their presence felt this month.

“Both came through. Mike Groh came to my school and Coach [Jim] Cavanaugh came through, too,” Snyder said. “Coach Poindexter came down

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