Canton (Ohio) McKinley linebacker Jewone Snow is wide open in the recruiting process, but hopes to set his visits soon in an effort to make a decision by the end of his senior season.
"I have not set any plans yet for official visits," Snow said. "West Virginia and Purdue will probably be two of the five official visits. I am also considering Illinois, Indiana, Pittsburgh, maybe Michigan State, and maybe Penn State. Those are the schools I am looking at the most to visit. But I am still undecided, nothing is really set."
Snow would like to use his visits as an opportunity to see college football games.
"I know I am going to see some games. I want to make my decision by the end of the season, so most of the visits will be during the season, probably all of them."
One thing is clear- Snow wants to play linebacker.
"That is what is most important to me," Snow said. "And the depth chart at that position. Some schools want me at fullback. But I want to play linebacker. I know whatever scholarship offer I accept, I am picking a school that has good academics. And each of those schools is close to home, so location is not a factor. Right now, I am completely open. But the schools I named for you are the ones I hear from every day. I don't have much longer, because I would like to make my decision by the end of the season."
The McKinley Bulldogs will scrimmage St. Ignatius this weekend, a tune-up for the season against the reigning Ohio Division 1 champions.
"They are losing some players, but they are going to be solid again. They return good players like Scott McVey. It will be a test to see how we perform as a team.
"Practice is going really well for us. Our expectations are really high. We expect to be the best defense in the state, and one of the best in the nation."
With players like Snow, 2011 stud Steve Miller, and a host of talented defensive backs, those expectations are realistic.
McKinley will host St. Ignatius Friday night at 7:30 PM.