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Early Signing Period: Cole Snyder Signs With Rutgers Football

Pro-style signal caller saw stock rise as a senior in 2018.

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Gio’s grit will be missed and Snyder replaces him in the QB room.
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At one point viewed by many fans during the class of 2019 cycle as merely 5th-string material for the next three years, Cole Snyder’s recruitment remained relatively quiet for the past six months and he now may be the front runner for backup QB in 2019. The Jamestown, NY product committed to the Scarlet Knights in June shortly after attending an on-campus camp.

From his highlight reel, he likes to get the ball out quickly in either three or five step drops. It’s encouraging that he completes most of his passes on intermediate routes in rhythm but enough deep balls to provide confidence that DBs can’t cheat up too much to jump routes. Cole is not that tall but does not rely on scrambling to get receivers open. He was not more highly recruited because most schools only take one quarterback per class and it’s a hike to get up to Jamestown for most programs.

Position: QB (6’1”, 193 lbs.)

High School: Southwestern Senior

Hometown: Jamestown, NY

Most notable other offers: Maine (Pittsburgh and Syracuse have also shown interest)

Snyder arrives at Rutgers to a quarterback room that suddenly is rather bare. Senior Captain Giovanni Rescigno is out of eligibility and Jalen Chatman has elected to transfer. Backup Johnathan Lewis has moved to Tight End leaving Art Sitkowski as the one scholarship quarterback still in the program. So Snyder could be one injury or ineffective play replacement away from seeing Big Ten action as a true freshman.

Worst case: Steve Shimko

Most likely: Brendan Edmonds

Best case: Ryan Hart

Check out his highlights below:

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