Players that can put the heat on a quarterback are always at a premium. That is why this defensive end could end up being the most sought after recruit in San Diego County in 2004. He’s going to be a national recruit and be one of those players who get early scholarship offers.
Keep an eye on Clinton Snyder (6-4, 220, 4.6) from Spring Valley (Calif.) Monte Vista.
Snyder was a one-man wrecking crew in 2003. He broke the school record for solo tackles with 90, tackles for loss with 22 and sacks with 17 ½.
Snyder was selected League and Area Defensive Player of the Year in addition to being selected first-team all-CIF and all-county for his performance in 2003.
“Clinton was either held or made the play,” former Monte Vista head coach Ed Carberry said. “He has every tool that you could want a defensive end to have.”
“Clinton is just a great player,” Carberry said. “He’s going to be one of those kids that gets early offers and will be a national recruit.”
“I think Clinton is the best defensive player in the county,” Carberry said. “He could be the best defensive player I coached in my 15 years at Monte Vista.”
Coach Carberry left Monte Vista to take over as head coach at San Jacinto College.
Snyder’s performance was one of the reasons that Monte Vista has an 11-2 record and won the San Diego Section CIF Division II championship.
Monte Vista’s only two losses were by total of four points.
“I would recommend Clinton to any school in the country,” Carberry said. “He can play for any school in the country.”
“Clinton has the grades (4.5 GPA) to get in any school in the country,” Carberry said. “And he has the talent level to play with anybody.”
“UCLA is all over Clinton,” Carberry said. “USC head coach Pete Carroll was down here himself looking at him.”
Snyder has every school in the country showing interest. Besides USC and UCLA; Stanford, Oklahoma, and Colorado are a just a sample of schools looking at Snyder.