2016 RB Sneed on full blast

The recruiting process used to be so much slower than today. Some scholarship offers to underclassmen would happen, but most came in the spring and summer before their senior seasons. With that in mind, it is still surprising to hear of a sophomore having eight offers like that of Orange Park (Fla.) Fleming Island running back Trey Sneed.

Profile Trey Sneed

It has actually caught Sneed off guard as well.

"It is unbelievable," he said with a smile you could see through the phone. "The first offer came out of nowhere. I remember it was coach Nudelberg at Cincinnati, he came to the school and basically he said how he wanted me to visit as soon as possible. He said they were going to offer. That whole process was great because I never experienced that before."

As a sophomore he is clocking in the 4.4's in the 40, has a 4..0 shuttle time, vertical jumps 35 inches, and can bench press 185 pounds, 16 times. He brings his athletic prowess to the football field and the film is what does it for the college coaches coming to see him.

"All the coaches say they like that I have real good instincts and my intangibles are there," Sneed said. "I am pretty much able to see the whole field so I can get in and out of trouble. With my vision I can see the whole field and can react quick to it. I explode out of my cuts. They also really like my hands."

Sneed started playing Pop Warner ball when he was seven years old, but can remember when there weren't football games to play, he would go outside and teach himself the game.

"I just grew up a fan of football," he said. "When I was a little kid I used to work on every drill that any NFL player came up with. I used to go out in my front yard and I would tackle myself and against imaginary defenders."

He has a myriad of great football players that he has watched and tried to emulate over time.

"It has changed through the years," he said. "I grew up a lot with Emmitt Smith. Now I would say Arian Foster. He kind of came out of nowhere. I am big on cutting back and that is his running style."

He has offers from Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida International, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, South Florida, UAB, and Wake Forest. He enjoys talking to a lot of different schools and coaches and plans on honoring those offers with camp visits if he can.

"I am talking to a lot of people right now," he said. "I visit Penn State on March 24th, I have a good relationship with them. I talk to Georgia Tech a lot. Clemson has stayed on me a lot, I was invited to watch the spring game and their camp.

"I think we will probably do a lot of camps for schools that have offered me, and we are definitely doing the Auburn camp."

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