It looks like a fairly strong year in San Diego for the class of 2005 and one player whose stock continues to rise is Spring Valley (Calif.) Monte Vista defensive lineman Clinton Snyder. The talented athlete just picked up his first two scholarship offers in what will likely be the first of many to come.
Snyder, 6-4, 230 pounds had a big junior season earning League Defensive Player of the Year and 1st team All-city honors as well as 2nd team All-City at tight end. On the defensive side of the ball, Snyder totaled 90 tackles and 17 quarterback sacks. He added four touchdowns at tight end but is getting looks on the defensive side of the ball.
"UCLA just offered him in writing today," Monte Vista head coach Julian Segobia said. "That's his first one and I talked to San Diego State this week and they said one is on the way as well. We're all very excited for him and Clinton is excited too. UCLA is one of his favorites and he's still hearing from a ton of other schools as well so I don't think he's ready to make any kind of decision."
Those other schools recruiting Snyder include Colorado, USC, Stanford, Cal, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Washington. Boasting a 4.5 GPA, Snyder has the grades and talent to play for just about any school in the country.