On Friday night, senior running back Charles Snorweah announced on his instagram page that he was leaving the program. Here is his post on social media:
Despite a standout performance in the Scarlet-White game two weeks ago in which he ran for 175 yards and scored two touchdowns, Snorweah was still expected to be behind junior Raheem Blackshear and sophomore Isaih Pacheco heading into fall training camp. In addition, two of the best recruits to join the program are also at running back, Aaron Young and Kay’Ron Adams, who will look to challenge for time this fall. However, Snorweah did showcase his speed in the spring game and the running back room now loses its only senior.
Snorweah hadn’t been a factor on offense during his Rutgers career, totaling just 23 yards on 5 carries. He was a contributor on special teams and provided depth, as well as being one of just a handful of seniors on the roster heading into next season. He can now play next season as a grad transfer with another FBS program, or he could end up at a FCS school. Former Rutgers back Trey Sneed, who was ahead of Snorweah on the depth chart last season, left the program after last season and transferred to FCS school Fordham. Another former member of the Rutgers backfield, fullback Max Anthony, just announced this past week that he was transferring to FCS school Albany.
Rutgers has now had Sneed, Anthony, Snorweah, QB Jalen Chatman, OL Jonah Jackson, TE Nakia Griffin-Stewart, and TE Travis Vokolek all transfer out of the program since last season ended. Chatman also went to the FCS level, landing at Portland State. Jackson, the biggest loss of them all, is expected to start at Big Ten blue blood Ohio State next season, while Griffin-Stewart landed at Pitt. It was reported this week that Vokolek is visiting another Big Ten foe, Iowa, this weekend, with Arkansas and Kansas State as potential options as well.
The Scarlet Knights are looking to improve significantly after a season the offense finished 128th out of 130 FBS programs and will do so with several returning starters and an infusion of youth and newcomers. Establishing more depth in the wake of so many transfers on that side of the ball is imperative ahead of next season, in addition to having several players step up into bigger roles. For our recent look at the offense post-spring, click here.