Pennsbury's Snorweah chooses Rutgers

Charles Snorweah (with ball), a running back for Pennsbury, will be taking his talents to Rutgers. He says he is looking forward to playing for a Big Ten championship.
Charles Snorweah (with ball), a running back for Pennsbury, will be taking his talents to Rutgers. He says he is looking forward to playing for a Big Ten championship. (RON CORTES / Staff)
Posted: April 20, 2014

Pennsbury junior Charles Snorweah, a speedy running back, gave an oral commitment to Rutgers during a visit to the school on Friday.

"There's such a family bond here," the 5-foot-10, 170-pounder said. "Also, I feel like I'll get a great education. And lastly, I want the chance to compete for a Big Ten championship."

Last season, Snorweah carried the ball 145 times for 1,476 yards and 22 touchdowns in helping spark the Falcons to a 10-2 record and the Suburban One League National Conference title. He was an Inquirer second-team all-Southeastern Pennsylvania selection.

It was Snorweah's third unofficial visit to Rutgers.

"It's an opportunity for Charles to go to a great university and play in an excellent conference," Pennsbury coach Galen Snyder said.

Snorweah, of Levittown, also took unofficial visits to Massachusetts, Pittsburgh, and Temple. North Carolina was also in the mix.

Of Rutgers coach Kyle Flood, Snorweah said, "He's like a father to a lot of the players. He cares about you as a person just as much as a football player."

Snorweah also excels in track and field. In the outdoor season, the 17-year-old competes in the 60, 200, and 400 meters. Indoors, he has been clocked at 6.57 seconds for 55 meters.

In football, Snorweah, a first-team all-National Conference pick on offense last season, also plays cornerback and returns kicks.

He became the fifth player to commit to Rutgers from the recruiting class of 2015.


robrien@phillynews.com

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