Feb 5, 2014 11:20 AM
Thaddeus Snodgrass (WR, 6-1, 180)
Springfield, OH (Springfield)
Highly regarded wide receiver ... Four-star prospect by all the national recruiting services ... Rivals.com ranks him No. 13 in the state of Ohio while ESPN.com praises him for his impressive speed, route running, ability to catch in traffic and a knack for getting yards after the catch ... Has been timed under 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... Four-year letterman and three-year starter at Springfield (Ohio) HS ... Caught 29 passes for 535 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... Snagged 18 balls for approximately 400 yards as a junior ... Two-year member of the Greater Western Ohio Conference and two-year special mention All-Southwest Ohio ... Played in the Offense-Defense All-America Bowl following his senior season ... Coached by Eric Gillespie ... "Thaddeus is extremely athletic, running 4.33 (seconds) in the 40 (yard dash). His explosive athletic ability gives him all the potential in the world to be a great player in college." ... Scout.com recruiting analyst Dave Berk wrote that Snodgrass "brings great speed to the field with the ability to beat defenders at the line of scrimmage with a quick move." ... Three-year member of the track team, running the 100- and 200-meter dashes ... Honor-roll student ... Tabbed Kentucky over West Virginia, Louisville and South Carolina ... Thaddeus noted UK's "family atmosphere type of offense and excitement around the team" as his reasons for joining the Wildcats.
Coach Stoops says: "Thaddeus was a very early commit for us. He's a bigger receiver that we're looking for. Not only is he a national recruit he also has great character and work ethic."