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Brandon Snell is a Ute... Again!

Utah lands talented JUCO wide out Brandon Snell, for the second time.

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Does that headline sound familiar? Three-star wide receiver Brandon Snell committed to Utah again. Snell is the second junior college player to recommit to Utah this week after decommitting earlier in the year (the other being four-star athlete Cory Butler, who committed Sunday). The talented wide receiver, who is originally from Miami, Fla., committed to Louisville out of high school but did not qualify academically. He went to Garden City Community College in Garden City, Kan. as a result. Snell committed to Utah the first time on Sept. 15th, 2013 after taking an official visit. Snell was supposed to be part of the 2014 recruiting class but did not qualify academically and became part of the 2015 class. The 6-1, 192 wide out decided to open up his recruiting and decommitted from Utah on July 26th, 2014 to explore his other options. Ultimately, he chose to recommit to Utah today.

Getting Snell again is huge for Utah. With the losses of wide receivers Dres Anderson and Kaelin Clay to graduation, the Utes need to add some instant impact wide receivers in this recruiting class to replace those two and build up the depth in the receiving corps. Snell has good speed (4.45 40 speed). He combines this with nice route running and elusiveness in the open field. In his film*, Snell shows the ability to do a lot of damage to defenses on slant routes. His crisp route running leads to him being able to get open on comeback routes frequently. He has enough height (at 6'1") run fades to the back corner of the endzone as well. I think Snell will fit well into Utah's offensive system and could be a huge playmaker for the Utes.

*All film curtesy of Hudl