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Kenedy Snell Signs with TCU: National Signing Day 2017

The Frogs have inked a dynamic playmaker in the mold of KaVontae Turpin.

Kenedy Snell at the Dallas Nike Football Combine.

There’s almost always one guy who stands out in a signing class for me, that maybe doesn’t fit the mold on paper, but seems to have that “it” factor. In the class of 2017, that player is wide receiver Kenedy Snell.

The 5’8”, 170 pound three star recruit out of Waxahachie reminds me of another undersized receiver, current sophomore KaVontae Turpin. Snell received only nine offers, but he had some big ones, as Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, and Kansas were looking to sign him. Snell racked up over 1,000 yards in 2016, splitting his time between running back and wide receiver, and accounted for 16 total TDs in his senior year.

With 4.38 speed and a solid build, there’s reason to believe that Snell could be an immediate impact player for Sonny Cumbie’s new look Frog offense. While his high school highlights mostly show him running away from people, he can break tackles and has an array of cutback and spin moves, making him tough to tackle in the open field. His 33” vertical comes in handy in the passing game - he’s not going to win a lot of jump balls at 5’8”, but he can go up and get it when needed.

Snell, who was teammates at Waxahachie with fellow Frog commit Jalen Reagor, gave his verbal commitment in July of last year, just two months after being offered. He joined several fellow TCU commits in reaffirming his pledge in January, less than two weeks before Signing Day.

Snell, paired with fellow freshmen Reagor and Omar Manning, along with returning players like Turpin, Jarrison Stewart, and Jalean Austin, should make for the return of an exciting TCU offense. With his ability to lineup in the backfield or out of the slot, as well as experience as a punt and kick returner, he will be a dynamic and fun weapon for the Frogs for the foreseeable future.

Welcome to the Frog Fam, Kenedy! Check out his senior season highlights below.