The next great Texas quarterback prospect could very likely be Jeven Snead of Stephenville, Texas who had an impressive junior campaign to say the least.
After only one loss this past season, coach Chad Morris along with his 6-foot-4, 205 pound quarterback are looking for more this fall. Morris has good reason to feel confident with Snead at the controls. Talented young signal caller has already garnered college offers after a 3,025 yard aerial performance last year.
"I coached in Bay City (Texas) for a long time and have been involved with some very fine athletes over my career," Morris said. "Jeven is the best quarterback top to bottom that I have ever coached."
Morris has good reason to praise his all-state quarterback. While throwing for 29 touchdowns, Snead also managed to rush for 10 more and 618 yards on the ground.
"Going into this past year, we didn't ask Jeven to run much," Morris said. "We have a very similar offense to Utah and we're mixing some of that option game in there. So because of the offense, he's turning into that dual-threat type quarterback."
Word is spreading quickly as offers are already on the table from Texas A&M, TCU, and Tulane with Texas, Texas Tech, and numerous others showing interest. Snead will attend a junior day at Texas soon and his coach said there is a shot he could get an offer from UT. Snead will also be a big impact early as he graduates in December.
"He's getting a ton of attention from Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and Texas Tech," Morris said. "More offers will be coming from a lot of those schools, but I want him to try and be committed by August so he can focus on the season."
As for any hints to where Snead may end up, his coach explains that the possibilities are endless.
"He checked out Texas A&M late last month and really enjoyed his trip," Morris said. "However, at the same I think he really likes SEC football to be honest with you. He's not the type of kid who has to stay in the state."
"He's a special kid who will be a big part of our success next year."
Snead will be attending the NIKE Football Training Camp in Fort Worth, Texas on June 23.