Benny Snell Jr. has not yet made a decision about his future as a Kentucky Wildcat.
Chasing Sonny Collins’ all-time rushing record, Snell could stay at UK for another year or depart for the NFL Draft after piling up 207 more rushing yards. If that happens in the UofL game, he could follow the lead of other high-profile players who have abstained from bowl games to preserve their health before the NFL Draft.
Snell has planned two meetings with his family to discuss his future, one after Saturday’s game and one after the bowl game. At this point, he has not even entertained the thought of skipping the bowl game.
“I haven’t thought about it like that,” he said. “I’m going to speak to my team about that one, but I wanna play. I like playing every game. I’m a football player, that’s what I do. I plan on playing.”
Benny Snell hasn’t even thought about potentially sitting out of UK’s bowl game. pic.twitter.com/93NsCndNer
— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) November 20, 2018
Things could change in that meeting after the Governor’s Cup, but it’s unlikely. After an early ejection in last year’s bowl game, Snell has some unfinished business.
More from Benny following Tuesday’s practice.