With spring practice in the books, Luke Fickell and the Wisconsin football coaching staff can focus on the transfer portal and other offseason to-do lists to shore up the roster before the Badgers enter fall camp.
And when camp does roll around, there is one incoming freshman in particular that Badgers fans should be awfully excited about.
That player I’m referring to is four-star defensive back Amare Snowden out of Roseville, Michigan. Despite not participating in spring practice, the 6-foot-3 corner has a real chance to push for a spot in the two-deep in UW’s inexperienced cornerback room.
As difficult as it can be for a true freshman to contribute beyond special teams, I think Snowden has a chance because he brings unique physical traits that nobody else in the cornerback room currently has.
Wisconsin football fans should be excited about Amare Snowden
As a high school recruit, Amare Snowden was a four-star recruit. He was the No. 425 overall prospect in the 2023 recruiting class, the No. 41 CB in the country, and the No. 9 player in Michigan.
He was a former Cincinnati commit under Luke Fickell but changed course and followed him to the Wisconsin football team once he became the Badgers new head coach.
The most impressive thing about Snowden is his wiry frame and remarkable length for a cornerback. Standing at 6-foot-3, Snowden has the versatility to line up on the outside for Mike Tressell, which could earn him a spot in the two-deep come camp. Big-time snaps are up for grabs with only three established CBs in the fold.
“I’m going to get on the field early especially. That defense coach Tressel is running, they need a boundary corner,” Amare Snowden said. “I can fill that, some people say it’s the ‘Sauce position.’ I’m long, I’m bigger, so I think I can fill that position really well.”
The Michigan native could also play some safety in specific packages to get his playmaking ability on the field. In short, Snowden is a chess piece.
As a true freshman, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Snowden work his way into the cornerback rotation and become a multi-year contributor for the Wisconsin football team.
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