Like all college football recruits, Amare Snowden wants to win championships. He also wants to be the best player on his team and he wants to do it on both sides of the ball.
“I wanna be like Jabrill Peppers; I want to do that too,” Snowden told WVSN. “I can go play receiver, get back on defense and still contribute to the team.”
Snowden, a 3-star 2023 cornerback, from Roseville High School in Roseville, Michigan takes multi-dimensional to a whole new level. Snowden (6-foot-3, 190 pounds) plays wide receiver and cornerback for Roseville, but he is also an outfielder and left-handed pitcher for the baseball team.
Snowden already has offers from Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Kentucky, Liberty, Nebraska and Syracuse.
At the Michigan Showcase camp at Ferris State University, Snowden woke up for 6:00 AM baseball practice before heading three hours upstate to the Ferris State camp. It paid off for him, too.
WVU safeties coach Dontae Wright had told Snowden to find him at the camp, but since Snowden could not find him before the events began, Wright found him first.
“I just got done with one of my one-on-one reps, and I won the rep,” Snowden said. “After, I was talking to Penn State, their safeties coach and coach Wright was standing right there. He was like, ‘that was a hell of a rep’.”
Wright offered Snowden right there, and for the rest of the day, Snowden said, “I was geeked up.”
Snowden and Wright have developed a good relationship recently, with the pair following each other on all social media. And it’s not hard to see why Wright and WVU are high on him.
As a sophomore for the Panthers, Snowden did a little bit of everything. He caught eight passes for 98 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 16 more yards. On defense, he racked up 22 tackles and an interception. On the baseball diamond, he throws a mid-80s fastball along with a secondary curveball and slider.
While his baseball schedule has thrown somewhat of a wrench in his recruiting plans, Snowden still has a couple of visits lined up. He is planning a visit to Notre Dame on Sunday, Michigan next weekend, and if all goes well, WVU down the line.
With the enjoyment of coaches wanting to sign him, Snowden said while it has been fun, it’s almost been too much. “In the past two days,” Snowden said, “I gained like 200 followers. And half of them are coaches.”
He’s received a lot of attention from coaches, and a lot of it has centered around just where he’s going to play in college — in both location and on the field.
The possibilities for Snowden are almost limitless, and if WVU is fortunate enough to land him, they will have options. He just wants to be a good teammate and bring energy at the end of the day.
While Snowden is not too familiar with WVU yet, he has followed them with former Michigan recruit Martell Pettaway playing running back at WVU from 2015-19. Of course, he has also watched clips of Tavon Austin, too.
With Snowden’s commitment likely still a ways away, he’s going to continue playing football and baseball, growing into the all-around athlete every college team wants.