2016 Kentucky Football Signee - Benny Snell
Benny Snell, Running Back, 5-11, 220, Fr.-HS, Westerville, Ohio (Westerville Central) – Three-star recruit who ranks in the top 50 running backs nationally by every major recruiting service ... Rated as the No. 41 running back nationally and No. 27 junior in Ohio by 247sports ... Rivals ranks him the No. 38 prospect in Ohio ... Helped lead Westerville Central to two Ohio Capital Conference titles, three straight Division I playoff appearances and an overall 35-6 record during his prep career ... Totaled 1,826 rushing yards, 264 yards receiving and 29 touchdowns as a senior ... Ran for 241 yards on 20 carries with three touchdowns in a single game ... Named OCC Cardinal Division Player of the Year and AP All-Central District Offensive Player of the Year ... Two-time first-team All-Central District and Division I All-Ohio ... Earned an invitation to the 2016 Ohio High Football Coaches Association North-South All-Star Classic ... Equally impressive his junior season when he compiled 2,077 rushing yards, 291 receiving yards and 28 touchdowns (26 rushing and two receiving) ... Coached by John Magistro ... Chose UK over Iowa, Cincinnati, Boston College, Toledo and West Virginia.
Coach Stoops on Snell: “Benny is hard-nosed downhill runner. Being the Ohio Division I player of the year says a lot about his abilities. He can get the tough yards when we need them and he will compete for playing time as well.”