September 23, 2009

Snow visiting soon

This weekend, Jewone Snow gets a chance to see for himself some of what he's only heard about Purdue.

The 6-foot-3, 237-pound linebacker from Canton, Ohio, is officially visiting West Lafayette, and says he's looking forward to "seeing everything."

"Because I've only heard about Purdue," he said, "I haven't gotten to see it so I want to see what they have to offer.

"Coach (Brian) Rock has told me about a lot of the traditions they have and how big of a game this is, an instate rivalry and they really don't like each other, Notre Dame and Purdue. It's going to be a big game with a great atmosphere."

The official visit is the first for the McKinley High School senior, who has offers from Purdue, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Illinois, Michigan State and Indiana. He's unofficially visited UWV, Cincy and MSU, along with Ohio State and Michigan, previously, which gives him some idea what to expect this weekend.

"I think I'll be able to compare," said Snow, a three-star prospect, "but since this is an official visit, I think I'll see a little more at Purdue than the other schools.

"I'll spend the whole day in West Lafayette, so I'm looking forward to seeing the Purdue campus. They say it's a college town."

Purdue and West Virginia are showing Snow the most interest, he says, so one could deduce the two are his favorites. Snow says that might be the case, or it might not.

"I am still wide open," he said. "I don't know what school I'm going to pick."

Before he decides, Snow says he'd like to take more official visits, and is looking at the possibility of traveling to West Virginia the weekend of Oct. 17. An official to Illinois is also a possibility.

"Maybe, but I'm not sure," Snow said. "I know I'll probably go to Michigan and Michigan State again; I don't know if it will be officially, but maybe unofficially."

Snow says he's simply looking for the best fit.

"My relationship with the coaches, and the campus," he said. "The location really isn't a factor because all the schools aren't that far from me, so I don't think that's a real factor. All the schools are really good academically too, so I don't know if that will be a real factor in which I chose. The program, where it's headed, and the depth at my position, possibly, (those are factors)."

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