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This is one of the most interesting draft classes I’ve ever seen. The draft is loaded at wide receiver and tight end. Running back is suspect but has the potential to be better than advertised. The quarterback position has less talent compared to recent years, but the drama surrounding Dwayne Haskins and Kyler Murray’s draft stock is going to make things very intriguing. Fasten your seat belts because this year’s draft season is going to be very entertaining.
AS A RECRUIT
Surprisingly, Snell was a three-star prospect out of high school. He hails from Westerville, Ohio, where he was spitting distance from Urban Meyer’s Ohio State Buckeyes. After being looked over by the school down the road, he decided to commit to Kentucky in 2015. It was very hard for other schools to influence him because his bond with Kentucky only strengthened throughout the recruiting process. Bowling Green, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Iowa, Miami (OH), and Toledo all sent offers letters but it wasn’t enough as he officially signed his letter of intent in February of 2016.
At Westerville Central High School, he was very productive, rushing for 2,077 yards and 28 touchdowns during his junior season and 1,826 rushing yards and 29 total touchdowns during his senior year. Even though he was one of the best running backs in the state, he still only yielded a three-star rating and wasn’t highly ranked on many recruiting sites. 247Sports had him ranked the 56th running back in his recruiting class and the 38th-best prospect out of the state of Ohio.