Meet Ohio running back Benny Snell
Benny Snell, Running Back, 5-11, 220, Fr.-HS, Westerville, Ohio (Westerville Central) – Three-star recruit who ranks in the top 50 running backs nationally by every major recruiting service … Rated as the No. 41 running back nationally and No. 27 junior in Ohio by 247sports … Rivals ranks him the No. 38 prospect in Ohio … Helped lead Westerville Central to two Ohio Capital Conference titles, three straight Division I playoff appearances and an overall 35-6 record during his prep career … Totaled 1,826 rushing yards, 264 yards receiving and 29 touchdowns as a senior … Ran for 241 yards on 20 carries with three touchdowns in a single game …
Named OCC Cardinal Division Player of the Year and AP All-Central District Offensive Player of the Year … Two-time first-team All-Central District and Division I All-Ohio … Earned an invitation to the 2016 Ohio High Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic … Equally impressive his junior season when he compiled 2,077 rushing yards, 291 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns (26 rushing and two receiving) … Coached by John Magistro … Chose UK over Iowa, Cincinnati, Boston College, Toledo and West Virginia.
Coach Stoops on Snell: “Benny is hard-nosed downhill runner. Being the Ohio Division I player of the year says a lot about his abilities. He can get the tough yards when we need them and he will compete for playing time as well.”