Dredrick Snelson is one of the nation’s top prep wide receivers. He’s blazing fast, is a highly motivated star at Charles W. Flanagan High in Ft. Lauderdale, and holds scholarship offers from the likes of Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Notre Dame and a handful of other top national programs. On Tuesday he made his collegiate decision, taking up Minnesota’s offer above all others.
Wait, that must be a typo, right? Minnesota? Minnesota. The guy from Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. is heading to the upper midwest as opposed to nearby national powers Alabama and Florida State. Why?
That’s the great question. Apparently Snelson was sold on being a part of a transformative core of young talent leading the Gophers. Now that he’s on board, the Gophers will need to keep Snelson on side and as a key part of the team. That may be harder than it looks, but it doesn’t invalidate what the Gophers have accomplished already just by getting Snelson to commit in the first place.