Springfield, Ohio wide receiver Thaddeus Snodgrass has been one of the fastest risers in the state of Ohio's 2014 class this summer. After entering the summer without a scholarship offer, the 6-foot-1, 184-pound prospect is now closing in on double-digit territory.
Toledo was the first to offer Snodgrass in June, and that was followed by offers from Georgia Tech, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin.
"The team that is showing the most interest right now is Ohio State," Snodgrass said. "They say I could go up there and get a lot of playing time early. They will be a very strong contender. I like their offense and how all their coaches are down to earth."
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The group of teams showing the most interest after Ohio State includes Michigan State, Notre Dame and Wisconsin. At this stage, Snodgrass does not have any favorite schools but he does expect a decision during his junior year.
"Possibly it will come in April," Snodgrass. "I need to get to know coaches more and go on my visits."
Planning visits is the stage of the process Snodgrass is in right now. He has looked at the schedules of several schools and picked out games he will attend this fall.
"I will go to most of Ohio State's and Notre Dame's games and I will go to a couple Wisconsin games," Snodgrass said. "I am going to the Ohio State-Michigan game for sure. I think I am going to the Notre Dame-Michigan game and the Notre Dame-Miami game. I am going up to Michigan State for the Michigan State-Ohio State game."
The recruiting process will take a backseat to Snodgrass' own season for the next several months, however. He tweaked an ankle in his team's scrimmage last week, but is back to 100 percent and ready for Springfield's opening game of the 2012 season this Saturday against Hamilton High.
"I'm ready for the season, hope we have a good season and make the playoffs," Snodgrass said. "I am just going to do everything I did in the summer and work as hard as I did."