Jewone Snow, Canton McKinley (Ohio), has been attracting recruiting attention ever since breaking into the starting lineup as a freshman. Now, the senior linebacker has begun narrowing his list as he prepares to sign his letter of intent.
Snow, 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, had a tremendous season for Canton McKinley, registering over 160 tackles, and being the emotional leader of his team's defense.
"I think I had a great season overall, once we bounced back from a slow start," Snow said of his performance. "Once we got rolling we became a tough team to play. Even though we felt we could have gone further in the playoffs, I'm still proud of my team."
"Personally, I think I had a really good season," he continued. "I had over 160 tackles and felt like I played better than I ever have before. I loved my career at Canton McKinley, and it went really fast, even though I started four years. My senior season was my best year of all of them."
Even though he has attracted more than ten offers, Snow is now concentrating on two schools, but left the door open in case any new teams enter the picture.
"Right now, I'm basically down to West Virginia and Purdue, and I have visited both officially," Snow admitted. "I have been contacted by Illinois and Michigan this week, and I spoke to Coach (Bruce) Tall, from Michigan, the other day. It's safe to say I'm down to Purdue and West Virginia, but I'm still open to hearing from other schools."
He admitted he enjoyed both West Virginia and Purdue when he visited both schools officially earlier this year.
"West Virginia was a great place to visit and I loved the environment," he stated. "The campus was beautiful and the atmosphere on game-day was really crazy. I like the defense they run, a 3-3 stack, and they're recruiting me as a middle linebacker. I saw them play Marshall and Pittsburgh this year."
"I visited Purdue officially for the Notre Dame game," he continued. "I thought it was a great place to visit. They have a great athletic tradition, and they're very strong academically. They have great astronomy and engineering programs, and I'm interested in both fields. I participated in the young scholars program, so I'm very concerned about getting a great education. The facilities are excellent at Purdue and I really liked the coaching staff."
Snow is hoping to make his decision after the first of the year, but that is not etched in stone.
"I would like to commit by mid-January," he admitted. "I'm doing my home visits with Purdue and West Virginia in the next few days. If I don't hear from any new schools in the next few weeks, I'll go ahead and make my commitment in January."