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#HoosOnBoard17: Charles Snowden, OLB

Name: Charles Snowden
Position: OLB
Hometown: Silver Spring, MD (St. Alban’s)
247 Composite: 3*, 82.46

Snowden’s commitment to UVA seemed to come out of nowhere. A 6’7, 200 pound prospect out of the D.C. area, Snowden had previously been recruited most heavily as a basketball player, with an offer from St. Francis (PA) in his pocket as his senior year began. As soon as Virginia came knocking for football, though, Snowden jumped onboard.

Raw. That’s the best single word to describe Snowden’s film. If you asked for three words, I’d say raw—but promising. There’s tons of athleticism evident, but Snowden tends to use that talent to get himself out of bad situations that could have been prevented with better technique or better awareness. This coaching staff had a lot of success turning raw talent into human wrecking machines at BYU (Ziggy Ansah being the best example). Snowden won’t be ready for primetime for a year or more, but it’s easy to see what the coaches think he could become.

Welcome to UVA, Charles!