Buckeyes Land First 2018 Pledge as Brian Snead, One of the Country's Top Tailbacks, Makes the Call at Friday Night Lights

By Andrew Ellis on July 22, 2016 at 10:42 pm
Snead is the first commit for 2018.

The Snead File

  • Class: 2018
  • Size: 5-11/180
  • Pos: RB
  • School: Armwood (Seffner, FL)
  • Composite Rating: ★★★★
  • Composite Rank: 6 (RB)

Ohio State has been on the lookout for its first pledge for 2018, and the wait is now over as four-star Florida tailback Brian Snead commits to the Buckeyes at Friday Night Lights. 

The Buckeyes extended an offer to the four-star tailback in May of 2015. At the time, SEC programs such as Florida, Ole Miss, and South Carolina had already thrown their hats into the ring.

Other schools have offered more recently with Tennessee offering this past March and the Wolverines following suit in April.

Back in March, Scout.com's Corey Bender spoke with the nation's No. 80 prospect for the 2018 class, and the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder identified the Buckeyes as his leader.


Snead noted the constant communication with running back coach Tony Alford as one of the things that was standing out for the Buckeyes. 

The first commitment for the 2018 class, it's too early to really speculate how many running backs the staff will look to bring in. Westerville's Jaelen Gill is another player who could line up in the backfield, but the versatile athlete could end up in a number of other spots as well.

Eleven Warriors will have more on Snead's commitment shortly.


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