The situation at wide receiver for the Wisconsin Badgers going into the class of 2017 appeared pretty simple: grab one receiver and see how the rest of the board shakes out, while they move on a possible second. Recently, they have made offers at the position to see who would be teamed with Lake Travis, Tex., three-star prospect Cade Green. On Wednesday, they moved to offer Kenedy Snell of Waxahachie, Tex.
The reason why the Badgers offered is as simple as watching one single play on the Hudl profile. Snell is fast, not only making the 5A Texas state finals in the 100-meter dash, but cracking 10.5 in the process (which puts him among the 25 fastest runners in the nation).
The prospect is also rather slippery once he has the ball in his hands. Waxahachie found many ways to get him the ball, letting him make returns, run routes and screens, and take handoffs as well. He gets in space, he can get six points on the board. Per Scout.com:
Playing multiple offensive roles as a junior, Snell accounted for 1,335 yards from scrimmage and 16 touchdowns. He ran for 778 yards and 11 touchdowns on 9.3 yards per carry, while catching 22 passes for 557 yards and five scores on 25.3 per catch.
That said, he is listed at 5'8, 167 pounds. However, that hasn't stopped Snell earning offers from both Michigan and TCU. Wisconsin is in the top three in his recruiting courtship, according to his interview with BadgerBlitz.com ($). A creative offensive coordinator could earn plenty of dividends from getting the commitment of Snell, and if the Badgers are so inclined, they have a great chance.