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Snodgrass Headed To SEC Country
Ohio continues to be very good for new Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops and assistant coach Vince Marrow. Friday, the duo welcomed another Ohio product as FOX Sports NEXT four-star wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass out of Springfield (Ohio) pledged to the Wildcats. What sold Snodgrass on the Wildcats? "It was really the family atmosphere and the offense they plan to run," said Snodgrass. "It was also Coach Stoops, Coach Marrow and Coach (Tommy) Mainord. "I've been there three times, but it was that first trip that sold me. When I went back down for a spring practice, I saw how the coaches hadn't changed just because recruits where there." It was during the practice visit Snodgrass also caught a glimpse of his future and was sold. "I really like how the receivers get a chance to catch a whole lot of balls in practice just during their position drills," explained Snodgrass. "They also have a lot of technique drills to help them get better and I was impressed by that." With childhood friend Dorian Hendrix already committed to the Wildcats, Snodgrass looks forward to being teammates with the Huber Heights (Ohio) product but didn't pick the Wildcats because of his good friend. "It is good to know Dorian is going to be there," said Snodgrass. "But it wasn't just Dorian going there that made me want to go to Kentucky. "All the players there have treated me like one of them when I was down there for my visits." Also helping get Snodgrass was the hands on approach of Coach Stoops. "I was impressed he took a real big approach in recruiting me," said Snodgrass. "He and Coach Marrow are Ohio guys who understand the importance of getting players from Ohio. "Also, Coach Marrow is like a father away from home. So I know he'll keep me on track when I'm there." Also sold on the Wildcats was the 6-foot-2, 175-pound speedster's father. "My dad and Coach Marrow talking a lot allowed them to build a good bond," said Snodgrass. "He also saw the academics Kentucky has to offer and how the city of Lexington is not too big and not too small. "Also helping was the fact he'll only be a few hours away so he can be down here in only a few hours if he needs to be." What would Snodgrass tell Kentucky fans about the player they'll soon be seeing on the field? "I would tell them they are getting a player who is ready to work and ready to help bring the program some big wins."
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