Class of 2016 four-star wide receiver Dredrick Snelson, out of Flanagan High School in Pembroke Pines, Florida, near Fort Lauderdale, has shocked the recruiting world and committed to the University of Minnesota. Snelson announced his decision on his personal Twitter page.
It should be noted that Snelson could have had his pick of the litter as to where he attended college, as Matt Jessen-Howard of Rivals pointed out.
Thus, instead of attending a top contender of a program in either Alabama, Ole Miss, Florida State or the many others that made him an offer, Snelson will suit up next season for a Gophers team that has gone 25-26 (13-19 Big Ten) in four years under head coach Jerry Kill, who has only just started turning the program around for the better over the past two seasons. On top of that, Minnesota ranked 121st in the nation in receiving offense last season while ranking 32nd in rushing offense, as Kill’s system favors an attack on the ground.
Perhaps the addition of Snelson could be the sign of change in that system, as the best receiver Minnesota has had during Kill’s tenure was tight end Maxx Williams, who was drafted by the NFL’s Baltimore Ravens in the spring.
With size for the slot at six feet tall, 192 pounds, Snelson is sure to be a fine player on the collegiate level and could very well be the one to take Minnesota to the next level.
Minnesota opens the season at home against Texas Christian on September 3.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Rivals