April 28, 2009

Spartans hope Snow is in the forecast

One of the top prospects in the Midwest for the class of 2010 is Jewone Snow of Canton McKinley High School in Ohio. This past weekend Snow was in East Lansing checking out the Michigan State Green and White Game. SpartanMag.com spoke with the 6-foot-3, 237-pound prospect and got some details.

The recruitment of Snow is one of the most intriguing for the class of 2010. Not only is Snow the son of former Michigan All-American Garland Rivers, but he is the nephew of Spartans greats Percy and Eric Snow.

With tremendous genes, it is no wonder that Snow is not only is a high-level recruit, but also known for being a ferocious hitter.

SpartanMag.com asked Snow about his recent vist to Michigan State and his thoughts on Michigan State University.

"At Michigan State I really like the environment, the campus, the coacing staff and the players, Snow said. I really like how they run the program there."

Snow is being recruited to Michigan State by Defensive Coordinator Pat Narduzzi. Coach Narduzzi has been in contact with Snow since last year.

As many football fans know, Canton McKinley High School is known for being one of the traditional football powers in the United States. Snow is hoping to help put McKinley back on top when it comes Ohio football. As a junior, Snow recorded 128 tackles, seven tackles for loss, and forced three fumbles for McKinley.

With his size, some have speculated the Snow could end up sliding down and playing defensive end at the next level. We asked Snow abou that and he had the following to say.

"All of the schools, have said they are recruiting me as a linebacker. They (Michigan State) has said that I can come in and have a chance to compete as a freshman."

Snow also talked about his thoughts the Michigan Wolverines.

"I like the high academic standards that Michigan has and the tradition of the program. They are the winningest program in histry so that speaks for itself."

Snow is not in a hurry to make a decison, but it is obvious that the schools that are geographically closer to home may have a slight advantage. Snow told Rivals analsyts Tony Greco teh following:

"Location might be a big key. I'm trying to get somewhere, not more than a couple hours, stay kind of close to home, but not too far."

Obviously the Spartans and Wolverines would fall into the category.

Snow has also indicated that competing for championships is a key aspect in his recruitment and obviopsuly the direction of the programs he is considering will be significant.

One of the aspects that is also important to recogniz ein his recruiotment is that depsit eteh strong family ties to Michigan and MichigaN State, Snow is not getting presseured to attend any particular school.

In the end, the decision on where he will attend will come down to which school is the best fit from an academic, social and athletic standpoint. Ultimately Snow will be creating his own legacy no matter if it is in East Lansing, Ann Arbor or another college town.

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