You know how I know a player loves Kentucky? He announces his commitment on Kentucky Sports Radio. This morning, Thaddeus Snodgrass pledged his allegiance to Mark Stoops and the Kentucky Wildcats in very fitting fashion. The four-star wide receiver chose the Cats over West Virginia, Louisville, and South Carolina, his favorites from a list that also included Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Penn State, and Wisconsin. He’s the second commitment of the 2014 class, and he’ll join his friend, 3-star lineback Dorian Hendrix.
Let’s get to know the newest Cat with the best name in football:
6’1”, 184 lbs.
40 time: 4.44 secs
Rivals: #24 Wide Receiver, #198 Overall
24/7: #31 Wide Receiver, #12 player in Ohio
Scout: #30 Wide Receiver
Received an offer from UK on February 11th and attended UK’s Junior Day on February 23rd
Snodgrass has the size and speed to compete in the SEC, with a 4.4 40 and a burst of quickness off the line. He also runs track, and according to his coach Eric Gillespie, ran a 4.3 40 at Ohio State’s camp in front of Urban Meyer and got an offer on the spot. Why did he choose Kentucky? He likes Neal Brown’s offense, the opportunity to play early in the SEC, and the close proximity to his home in Springfield, Ohio. Vince Marrow has been the head guy in his recruitment, and so far, he’s proven to be pretty convincing.
Fun fact: He’s become good friends with Drew Barker, who will also attend UK’s Spring Game tomorrow and may commit. Future Couch-to-Yeast combo?
Watch him work: