April 14, 2008

Snook not focused on one school

It's only natural for a high school football recruit who played his ball in the state of Ohio to have somewhat of an interest to one day suit up in Scarlet and Gray.

Moderate interest from the Buckeyes, however, isn't enough to dissuade those very recruits from exploring other schools that have made offers - just ask Medina (Ohio) Highland linebacker Chris Snook.

Snook, who has received offers from Cincinnati, Wake Forest, West Virginia, Akron, Blowing Green, and Miami (OH), as well as recent offers from Eastern Michigan and Maryland, said he isn't holding out for the Buckeyes.

"I don't know how much I am waiting for Ohio State because I know they have a lot at linebacker right now," Snook said. "I am still interested in them, and I still like Ohio State and everything, but right now I am just seeing what other options I have."

Snook said he has also been drawing attention from other Big Ten Conference schools such as Michigan State, Wisconsin, Purdue, and Indiana.

The Big Ten is a conference the 6-foot-3, 222-pound Snook said is ideal for the type of player he envisions himself to be, as he has continually found himself interested in schools that reside in the conference.

"Definitely (the Big Ten) is something that I am interested in," Snook said. "It is a competitive conference with a lot of history to it, and I can definitely see myself fitting into programs in the Big Ten."

Though it doesn't seem an offer from Ohio State is imminent as of now, Snook did acknowledge that the Buckeyes would most likely move up to the top of his list if he was given an offer.

"They definitely would (be on the top of my list)," Snook said. "I just have to see what happens and see what comes along, but as of right now I am just looking at who has offered me and who needs me and just going by that."

Snook hasn't had much time to sit and wonder where Ohio State's offer is, or if one is even coming, as he has been busy with trips to a collection of schools, with some plans still coming in the near future.
The senior-to-be plans on attending West Virginia's spring game (Gold-Blue Game) April 19, and considers the Mountaineers to be the current favorite in his recruitment process.

Snook said he recently visited Michigan State, which was a "great visit" and he was able to converse with Spartans' head coach Mike Dantonio, but also plans on attending junior day at Miami (OH) while taking trips to Wisconsin, Purdue, and Indiana.

Ohio State invited Snook down to its season opener against Youngstown State last season and his head coach at his high school spoke with Ohio State offensive coordinator Jim Bollman at a coaching clinic and Bollman said the Buckeyes are still interested.

"I have been going to a lot of places," Snook said. "But basically I have just been concentrating on the schools that have given me an offer."

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